Post President's Message
Please allow me to write up front that it is an honor and privilege to serve as the SAME Washington DC Post president for calendar year 2012. I want to thank Philios Angelides for his dedication and leadership while serving as the 2011 president. He expertly hands over a financially sound Post that provided its members a quality program throughout the year. I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with our board members. They all have graciously volunteered their time and talents to ensure our Post continues to provide its members value and networking opportunities that leads to business opportunities.
By way of introduction, I am Colonel Dionysios “Dan” Anninos currently serving as the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquartered in Washington DC. Previously I served in Iraq commanding the Gulf Region District and Commander of the Norfolk District both with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer. In these capacities, I had the honor to work with many Government and non-Government organizations, Architecture and Engineering firms, Construction firms, Environmental Service firms and many other personnel and material service provider companies. I look forward to continuing my relationships and building new relationships as we collectively work towards ensuring we have an active SAME Post. My objectives over the next 12 months are simple:
- Grow individual and sustaining memberships in both the public and private sectors
- Achieve Distinguish Post for 2012
- Operate a financial sound post with integrity and transparency to our members
- Mentor and grow the next generation of SAME leaders
- Provide relevant programs/activities and outstanding value to our members
- Recognize excellence often
The means in which we can collectively achieve these objectives is through strong engagement by our members and leveraging outreach opportunities in our education, training and networking programs. Additionally I encourage all members to remain active and volunteer to lead and/or assistance in our many active committees as we are only as good as our volunteers.
I am excited about our 2012 program where we will strive to inform our members of opportunities in both public and private sectors; continue promoting small businesses; providing quality educational workshops; strong student chapters; recognizing our wounded warriors; encouraging membership of our military enlisted members; and hosting several social/networking events (golf tournament, 2012 Gala, Holiday social, to name a few). Additionally we will be linked in with national and regional SAME events.
Thank you for this unique opportunity, and I look forward to meeting our members throughout the year.
COL Dionysios “Dan” Anninos, PMP
President, Washington, DC Post
Society of American Military Engineers