Accolades: LDG’s Bruce Preston Honored by SAME National for Service to Phoenix Post

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PHOENIX, AZ – Larson Design Group (LDG), an award-winning, employee-owned national architecture, engineering, and consulting firm, is proud to share that Bruce Preston, Federal Operations Manager and Senior Vice President, has received a prestigious honor from the national leadership of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).

Maj. Gen. Michael Wehr, P.E., USA (Ret.), left, presents LDG’s Bruce Preston with his SAME National Coin.

Bruce was presented with the National SAME Coin for his service to the group’s Phoenix Post and its Southwest Region. Since joining the post in 2016, Bruce has held many positions, including President, Treasurer, and Secretary, and served on several of its committees, including one that oversees the post’s scholarship program. In the Southwest Region, Bruce has served as both Deputy Vice President and Regional Vice President and is a graduate of its Leadership Development Program.

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Bruce’s years of dedication have had a measurable, positive impact on the Phoenix Post. He is largely responsible for raising more than $100,000 in the last three years for its Mentoring and Education Fund, which allows the Post to award scholarships, fund an annual STEM event for K-12 students, underwrite sponsorships for competitions like MATHCOUNTS and Future Cities, and more.

“It was an absolute honor to recognize the continuous SAME service of Bruce Preston, especially as the 2022-2024 Southwest Regional Vice President,” said Gen. Wehr. “He has inspired many and has contributed to my ongoing training as the new Executive Director.”

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SAME is the only nonprofit professional engineering education organization that promotes the advancement of both individual technical knowledge and the collective engineering capabilities of governments, the uniformed services, and private industry. Individual Posts pursue this goal on a local scale by supporting monthly luncheon meetings, community engagement, and other professional and social activities.


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