The Scottish-American Military Society (SAMS) was
founded and chartered in North Carolina, April 12, 1981,
as a non-profit organization with the following purpose:

To preserve and promote Scottish and American Armed
Forces customs, traditions, and heritage, by:

  • Providing a forum for exchange of military history and
    genealogical information.
  • Conducting public education programs presenting military
    student honor awards
  • Supporting Scottish activities at Highland Games
  • Making contributions to qualified scholarship funds or
    institutions
  • Making appropriate charitable contributions
  • Providing a fraternal atmosphere for members

The Society was founded as a veterans organization. The
membership is composed primarily of veterans of Scottish
ancestry who have served — or are serving — in the Armed
Forces of the United States and the Commonwealth. If you
support the purposes shown above, we would welcome your
membership if you qualify. Membership is open to honorably
discharged veterans or active duty or reserve military persons
who have served or are serving with any branch of the
US Armed Forces.
Honorary life memberships are awarded to members who have
been awarded the Medal of Honor or the Victoria Cross.