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Post President's picgtureBrian K. Moore, PE, LEED AP  
The Louis Berger Group, Inc.
President, Washington, DC Post
Society of American Military Engineers

It is an honor and privilege to serve as the SAME Washington DC Post president for calendar year 2015. The Post is in debt to Cameron Manning, for his outstanding leadership and stewardship as 2014 Post President. Membership grew by almost 150 people last year to over 1800 members, the largest increase of any Post. Together with the other posts in the region, the DC Post hosted a very successful regional education and training conference in November. Programs throughout the year were well attended, with a wide range of public sector speakers and a number of programs co-hosted with sister societies like ACEC, DBIA and CMAA. The Post scholarship fund grew to over $1M, a goal set by the board several years ago to facilitate a robust and self-sustaining framework to support our future engineers and architects. Your DC Post Board of Directors is a team of dedicated professionals, most with many years of service to SAME and terrific ideas for continued post success. I look forward to working with them and engaging with the entire membership to build on the strong foundation Cameron and his predecessors have built for us.

By way of introduction, I am Brian Moore, a Vice President with Louis Berger. I joined Berger after retiring from the Navy, where I served first as a naval flight officer and then a Civil Engineer Corps officer. My last two tours were with NAVFAC Washington as IPT Leader and Resident Officer in Charge of Construction at the Defense Intelligence Agency. I became involved with the DC Post while with NAVFAC Washington, recognizing the outstanding benefits available to public and private sector engineers, architects, builders and other industry professionals in coming together around a common cause. That cause has been expanded recently, with the adoption by the national SAME organization of a mandate to support the whole of the US national security mission, beyond just DoD. This expansion will mean engagement with new constituencies in federal, state and local government, and those AEC, environmental and facility service companies who support them. With your help, the Post will develop new and strong connections with those organizations, mutually supporting our common security.

In addition to facilitating SAME formation of new partnerships in national security, I have introduced a few other goals for the post this year:

  • I challenge each member and sustaining firm to bring a friend to a Post event this year. Our success is built on sharing the benefits of hearing new ideas and forming new relationships through our luncheon and educational programs, professional development offerings, and networking events.
  • Expand our STEM support to DC children. SAME members can help plant seeds that will germinate into the next generation of technical leaders in our country. If you have a passion for technical education, or a connection with groups in the DC school community, and would like to volunteer, please contact me or our education committee chair, LCDR Linnea Dorn, through the contact information on this website.
  • While our slate of programs every year is strong, I solicit your ideas on programs, speakers and events that would make attendance more attractive to you and others you know. Please contact me or our programs committee chair, John Thrower, with your ideas.
  • Expand our engagement with NCOs and wounded warriors. I’d ask our uniformed members especially to consider how you can introduce SAME to the NCOs and wounded warriors you know.

Thank you in advance for your support in 2015. You have my gratitude for entrusting this unique leadership opportunity to me, and I look forward to serving you.

Brian Moore, PE, LEED AP
President, Washington, DC Post
Society of American Military Engineers