It is an honor to serve as President of the Omaha Post. I am very excited to begin the year with a great team of officers and committee chairs. We are facing a few challenges as we embark to implement the strategic plan mapped out in the past few months. However, with a strong tradition of accomplishment at the Omaha Post, I plan to continue to enlist the dedicated members to improve on that success.
I would like to thank COL Joel Cross and the 2013-2014 Board and Committees for their efforts including a strong finish at Industry Day. COL Cross is a great leader and I admire and thank him for his service to our great nation and to the Omaha Post over the past year.
I am excited about the future of the Post and look forward to working with the 2014-2015 board and committee members to continue the tradition of capable leaders. I hope to get to know more folks and see great programs and possibly uncover a few new ideas during the coming year. I challenge each member of the Post to get involved and help us improve and prosper.
To me, all endeavors can be summed up by the following thought – what you gain will be in direct proportion to what you give. It is my belief that the Society of Military Engineers has much to offer the membership. The SAME mission states, “To provide education and support to the engineering components of the military and uniformed services and other federal, state and local government agencies responsible for the nation’s infrastructure, and to advance the partnership between government and the architecture, engineering and construction industry in the interest of national security.” We have the opportunity in Omaha to realize this mission in proportion to how our membership embraces it and my experience is that we do it well.
Thank you for the honor and opportunity of serving as President of the Omaha Post. Have a safe and enjoyable rest of the summer!
Jim Wathen, P.E., P.L.S.
Omaha Post President
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General Membership Meeting
Vince Turner, Chief, Military Branch Omaha District
Matt Bird, Sr Project Manager, STRATCOM Facility
Robert Michaels, Chief, Construction Division, Omaha District
MAJ Wade Welsh, Project Manager, STRATCOM
STRATCOM Command and Control Facility, Offutt AFB, NE
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General Membership Meeting
Doug Jackson, HDR, Program Manager for IDOT I-29/I-80 Interchange
Council Bluffs Interstate System
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Black Hills Post Field Chapter!
In October 2009, the Black Hills Post was integrated as a Field Chapter into the Omaha Post. With the addition of four new Sustaining Member firms and 23 members, our Post membership now stands at 79 Sustaining Member firms and more than 500 individual members!
In Memory of
Please Contribute to the Doug Plack Memorial Scholarship Fund!