Bulverde businessman Glen Turney, P.E., received the designation of Fellow to the Society of American Military Engineers in Arlington, Virginia, on March 19.
Hundreds of military and civilian personnel attended the Investiture and formal dinner where the 2010 Investees to the SAME Academy of Fellows received their charge and recited their pledge to service. Of the 20,000 plus members of the military/civilian society, approximately three percent obtain the prestigious designation of Fellow.
Retired USAF Colonel Richard Kochanek has known Turney for more than five years. Kochanek is the Director of Fellows for the San Antonio SAME Post.
Kochanek said, “I’ve had the pleasure of working very closely with Glen on the San Antonio Post Board and its committees and he indeed exemplifies the type of [SAME] member that clearly belongs in the Society’s prestigious Academy of Fellows.”
To qualify as a SAME Fellow, members must first render ten years of dedicated and outstanding service to SAME as well as exhibit exceptional military engineering contributions. The SAME Academy of Fellows Nomination Committee reviews each candidate and submits recommendations to the SAME National Board of Direction.
Kochanek said, “Glen was selected for this honor for his service in a wide variety of leadership positions with the San Antonio Post and Society’s TEXOMA Region, his dedication to the principals and values of the Society, and his many accomplishments in the engineering profession.”
A registered Professional Engineer, Turney has served SAME for nearly eleven years as Director of Education and Training, San Antonio Post Vice President, San Antonio Post President, and Post Scholarship Committee and Board of Direction member. Currently, Turney is the TEXOMA Regional Vice President and a member of the SAME National Board of Direction.
As Senior Vice President and Partner for engineering, Environmental Management, Inc, recently acquired by HDR, Turney provides executive management for several multi-year, multimillion-dollar Air Force contracts for the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment. From his Bulverde office, Turney oversees more than $40 million in annual revenue and manages a staff of more than 110 people.
“SAME is a worthwhile service organization where members of our military and civilians like me can work side by side to make a difference,” Turney said. “I am honored to be a small part of this great society dedicated to mentoring future engineers and upholding values like integrity, patriotism, public service, national security, and environmental stewardship.”