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Matrix’s Charlie Perham Elected as Society of American Military Engineers’ 104th President

10 May 2023


San Antonio, TX - On May 4, 2023, the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) announced Charlie Perham as its 104th President during the Society’s Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo in San Antonio, Texas.

Charlie, Co-Director of Government Consulting Services at Matrix Design Group, is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel with a variety of engineering positions under his belt. He has been a member of SAME for over 25 years and has served as Post President, Regional Vice President, National Vice President, and Chairman of the Academy of Fellows during that time. Charlie is the second Matrix employee to serve as the president of SAME, following CEO Sal Nodjomian, PE, who served as the 98th president.

“I am honored to serve as the 104th President of the Society of American Military Engineers," said Charlie Perham. "SAME has helped me expand friendships, grow professionally, and give back to the military engineering community. I’m thankful for the support of Matrix Design Group and proud to represent SAME on the national stage.”

SAME, which was founded in 1920 and boasts a membership of over 25,000, aims to unite public and private sector individuals and organizations across various disciplines in support of national security. Charlie’s election as President is a testament to his remarkable career and dedication to the organization's mission.

A full account of the event can be found on SAME's website.