The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) named Col. Jeff Hall, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, as president of th e Savannah Post during the 2011 South Atlantic Region Industry Forum in downtown Savannah, June 30.
The annual event drew nearly 500 attendees from various companies—including small businesses—who were given the opportunity to learn how their capabilities can support the Corps’ contracting requirements.
In his new role, Hall will lead the Savannah Post in its efforts to unite professionals from architecture, engineering, construction, facility management and environmental fields and foster effective business relationships between private and public organizations.
“I am honored to lead the Coastal Empire team of professional engineers into the coming years—there are many challenges and opportunities ahead of us as our workload shifts and we close out millions of dollars in BRAC projects,” Hall said. “With help from our industry partners, we can effectively work together to improve national security, support the environment and drive the economy of the Savannah region and the nation.”
With more than 27,000 members across the country, SAME provides opportunities for training, education and professional development through various conferences, workshops, networking events and publications. Members include recent service academy graduates and retired flag officers, project managers and corporate executives, Department of Defense civilians and private sector experts. The Corps’ Savannah district manages a multi-billion dollar military construction program at 11 Army and Air Force installations in Georgia and North Carolina. Recently at Fort Stewart, Ga., the Savannah district awarded more than million in construction projects, including a $27.7 million Unmanned Aircraft System complex and $23.1 million in renovations and additions to the Winn Army Hospital.