Academy of Fellows Investiture


Since 1972, The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) has bestowed the designation of Fellow on SAME members who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to SAME and to military engineering. In 1995, this group of distinguished individuals was organized into the Academy of Fellows to bring all Fellows together to further SAME's missions and goals. As such, the Fellows Pledge details the role Fellows should play. Today, there are more than 700 Fellows in the SAME Academy of Fellows.  Additionally, the Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award is presented to a Fellow at the Investiture.  

Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award Recipient:

Col. John W. Mogge Jr., Ph.D., RA, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)
Col. John W. Mogge Jr., Ph.D., RA, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)

Col. Mogge, who served as SAME National President 2015-2016, has devoted hundreds of hours to help, advise, connect, coach, and mentor many over the years, adopting a "pay it forward" leadership style he learned from the late Maj. Gen. Bud Ahearn, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), one of the founders of the Academy of Fellows and who received the Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award in 2004. Approachable yet direct, Col. Mogge is quick to recognize leadership potential and professional development gaps, and moves, when help is desired, to mentor SAME members and employees of his firm and other Sustaining Members. An active member of SAME since 1980, he was invested into the Academy of Fellows in 1996.

Congratulations to the SAME Academy of Fellows Class of 2019

Ms. Carol V. Bell, F.SAME

Ms. Laureen A. Borochaner, P.E., F.SAME

Col. David C. Brewer, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)

 Ms. Allison J. Cantu, P.E., F.SAME

Mr. Kevin R. Chafin, RA, F.SAME

Ms. Sarah O. Cole, F.SAME

Capt. Eileen J. D’Andrea, RA, F.SAME, USN

Cdr. Eric J. Denfeld, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.)

 Lt. Col. John T. Enyeart, P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)

Ms. Bonnie J. Hopke, F.SAME

Col. Richard H. Houghton, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)

Lt. Col. Edward R. Lefler, P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USA (Ret.)

Mr. Jeffrey L. Leonard, P.E., CFPS, F.SAME

Lt. Col. Kevin J. Lovell, PMP, F.SAME, USA (Ret.)

Mr. Allan D. Lucht, P.E., F.SAME

Lt. Cdr.  Cindy A. Miller, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.)

Ms. Susan L. Thames, F.SAME

Ms. Christine S. Tsai, PMP, F.SAME

Cdr. Todd M. Wimmer, P.E., F.SAME, USCG