Don Young, center, was recently named a Fellow by the Society of American Military Engineers. Young is a vice president and regional manager of MBP, which has a major engineering contract with the city of Suffolk.
Don Young, center, was recently named a Fellow by the Society of American Military Engineers. Young is a vice president and regional manager of MBP, which has a major engineering contract with the city of Suffolk.

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Young named SAME Fellow

Published 11:12pm Thursday, May 9, 2013

Don Young, vice president and regional manager for construction consulting firm MBP, has been named a Fellow by the Society of American Military Engineers.

To earn the designation of SAME Fellow, members must exhibit dedication and outstanding service to SAME and to military engineering. In addition, an important role of a SAME Fellow is to mentor young members.

MBP has a contract with the city of Suffolk to provide engineering services for roadway construction, capital project inspection, emergency debris removal inspection, utility projects, and building and site capital projects. The company is providing services for construction of Suffolk’s new municipal center.

“This honor is a reflection of Don’s perseverance to promote and facilitate engineering support for national security,” Senior Vice President Michael Prezioso said. “We are extremely proud of Don and his outstanding service to SAME and the engineering profession.”

Young is a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and has been an active member of SAME for more than 32 years. He has served as vice president for the Programs and Scholarship Committees and is an active Special Events Committee member.

He has served the Wiregrass, Fort Belvoir, Fort Benning, Fort Stewart, Heidelberg, Fort Leonard Wood, Hampton Roads, and Peninsula SAME Posts.

SAME’s fellowship program was started in 1972. In 1995 the society organized its Fellows into the Academy of Fellows to advance SAME’s missions and goals. There are more than 700 Fellows in the SAME Academy of Fellows.

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