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Posted 6/27/2011

Release no. 11-0604


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Glenn Jeffries
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Charleston, SC- The Charleston Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) announced today that it was awarded a Post Streamer award by SAME National.  A Post Streamer award is given to a SAME post based on exceeding their yearly requirements in the fields of membership, education and training, relationships and recognition, community and outreach and emergency preparedness and homeland security. They are one of only four medium-sized posts in the world to be recognized this year as a National Distinguished Post.  

 

“Each year, the different SAME posts compete for Post Streamer awards in recognition of their outstanding performance and achievement,” said Lt. Col. Jason Kirk, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District Commander and SAME Charleston Post President. “We are honored that the Charleston Post has been recognized for the efforts we have made throughout the year and hope to continue to blaze a path in military engineering in the future.”

 

Len Dillinger, PB Americas Area Construction Manager and SAME Carolinas Regional Vice President, and Nicole Randazzo, Marketing Coordinator for CEMS Engineering and Charleston Post Young Member representative, accepted the award at the Joint Engineering Training Conference (JETC) in Grapevine, TX.  Theron Pickens, Principal at LandDesign, and Joe LaVoie, Vice President of AECOM, as well as other members of the Charleston Post were also at the JETC for the award presentation.

 

SAME is the premier professional engineering association in the United States dedicated to military engineering. The SAME Charleston Post (www.samecharleston.com) was established in 1941. The Post is composed of public sector members from federal, state and local government including the Charleston District, Joint Base Charleston, SPAWAR, SC National Guard, NAVFAC, NOAA, The Citadel and the SC Ports Authority, along with private sector members from the architecture, engineering and construction industries. The Charleston Post has approximately 250 individual members and 30 sustaining member companies.