Great Basin Post

Calendar of Events
Post Officers
SAME Camp Info
Scholarship Info
The mission of the Society of American Military Engineers is to promote and facilitate engineering support for national security by developing and enhancing relationships and competencies among uniformed services, public and private sector engineers, and related professionals.

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Calendar of Events

October 2014    
Monthly Board Meeting 6 Oct  
Monthly Meeting 23 Oct at The Landing
11:00 Lunch
11:30 Training

Program: Training on Professional Ethics presented by Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy

*This meeting is scheduled for two hours due to the extended training opportunity. Certificates for 2 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided. Please sign the attendee roster.

Lunch Options for October:
 Pasta Buffet $7 + optional drink $1.75, please pay the cashier
 Pre-order by calling 777-3841
 Order from the menu and pay the cashier

November 2014    
Monthly Board Meeting 3 Nov  
Monthly Meeting

20 Nov

at The Landing
11:00 Lunch
11:30 Meeting

Annual Program Review: Upcoming projects at the base will be
presented by Civil Engineering and the Army Corps of Engineers. The
briefing will be expanded to include changes in Air Force management
structure and creation of AFIMSC. On July 14, 2014, Air Force officials
announced that the Air Force is centralizing its installation support
management within a newly created Air Force Installation and Mission
Support Center. The new AFIMSC will report to Air Force Materiel

December 2014    
Monthly Board Meeting 1 Dec  
Monthly Meeting

18 Dec

The Landing, 11:00 Lunch, 11:30 Meeting

Sustaining member presentations and post military career
Representatives will present a brief overview of their
companies to include employment opportunities. Following the meeting
the representatives will be available to answer post military career
opportunity questions.

Post Officers

President: Darrin Wray   Past President Bob Elliott
Vice-President: Jon Oldham   Past President Roberta Schlicher
Secretary: Lt Ricardo Basora   Programs Chair Everett Reynolds
Treasurer: Jason Dalpias   Programs Committee Daniel Dunning
Asst. Secretary-Treasurer:     Programs Commitee Joe Cross

(Emergency Prep & Contingency Ops)

Buddy Briesmaster   Emergency Management Rep  
Director (Education & Training) Joe Martone   Publicity Mark Holt

Director (Relationships & Recognition)

Craig Blackhurst   Membership David Willis
Director (Leadership & Mentoring) Lynn Hill   Awards: Paul Waite
Director (Finance) David Friz   Small Business David Willis
      UEC Rep Daniel Dunning


Scholarship Opportunity for Engineering and Architecture

2015 Scholarship information coming soon.

The Great Basin Post is opening its annual scholarship selection process for 2014.  We plan to award three scholarships ($1800 each) to high school students and three (also $1800 each) to college students pursuing accredited degrees in engineering or architecture.  Applications are due January 10, 2014.  We invite post members to participate in the process.  Help us get the word out by alerting students you know who may qualify, or by helping us reach out to local high school advisers and counselors.  Fliers to give to counselors, and applications are available on the Post website,  (Be sure to select the right flier and application for either high school or university level.) 

For more information please contact Gabe (Evan Gabrielsen, Education Chair,

The 2014 Application forms:

College Student Application (Adobe PDF)

High School Student Application (Adobe PDF)

Applications due: Friday, January 10, 2014

The 2014 Fliers

College Flier

High School Flier

SAME Camps

The Society of American Military Engineers offers a very unique series of engineering camps designed for high school students who excel in math, science and technical courses and are interested in pursuing engineering in college. These one–week camps are high energy, hands–on events for students from across the country and around the world. The camps are led by a professional staff of engineers from both private industry and the military services. This year, camps are being sponsored by the Army (Vicksburg, VA, June 22-28), the Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO, June 26- July 2), and the Marine Corps (Camp Lejeune, NC, June 22-28). 

Applications must be submitted to the Great Basin Post no later than 14 March, to allow post evaluation and nomination by the camp deadline. See for qualifications and application process.  There is a lot of competition for camp spots but for selected students the post will sponsor half of the registration fee and the airfare. If you have questions, please call Evan Gabrielsen at 801-904-4070, or email at

Send completed applications to:
Evan Gabrielsen c/o URS Corporation
756 E. Winchester St, Suite 400
SLC, UT 84107