Each year, the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) celebrates excellence in naval engineering by recognizing individuals who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in one or more facets of the industry.
ASNE is pleased to announce our 2019 recipients of the following prestigious awards:
2019 Gold Medal Award (Engineering) Recipient – Mr. John C. Wegand
Presented annually since 1958, the Gold Medal is given to an individual who has made a significant naval engineering contribution in a particular area during the past five years.
2019 Harold E. Saunders Award (Lifetime Achievement) Recipient – Ms. Elizabeth Anne Sandel
Presented annually since 1977, the Harold E. Saunders Award honors an individual whose reputation in naval engineering spans a long career of notable achievement and influence.
2019 Rosenblatt "Young Naval Engineer" Award Recipient – Ms. Emily Heisler
Established in memory of Mandell and Lester Rosenblatt, the Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award is presented to persons less than 35 years of age who have demonstrated remarkable, early professional achievement in one or more areas of naval engineering.
2019 Frank G. Law Award (Service to ASNE) Recipient – RADM Anthony W. Lengerich, USN(Ret.)
Originally presented in 1980, the Frank G. Law Award is given to an individual whose longtime dedication and service to the Society is deemed worthy of special recognition.
2019 Claud A. Jones Award (Fleet Engineering) Recipient – Mr. Duane Roof
Presented annually since 1987, the Claud A. Jones Award is given to a fleet or field engineer who has made significant contributions to improving operational engineering or material readiness of our maritime forces during the past three years.
2019 Solberg Award (Research) Recipient – CAPT John P. Cordle, USN(Ret.)
The Solberg Award, presented annually since 1967, is awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to naval engineering through personal research during the past three years.
2019 Frank C. Jones Award (Intermediate/Depot Maintenance & Alterations) Recipient – Mr. Troy H. Kaichen
The Frank C. Jones Award, named for RADM Frank C. Jones, a past President of ASNE, is presented for major achievements in Maintenance and Alteration. The award recognizes Naval Engineering professionals who, over a period of the last ten years, culminating in the most recent previous year, have substantially and significantly contributed to their agency's intermediate and/or depot-level ship maintenance and/or alteration programs that involve the complex work of managing, planning, preparation and/or execution of extensive repairs, overhauls, upgrades and/or modernizations.
2019 Clifford G. Geiger (Naval Logistics) Recipient – Mr. William B. Foley
This award recognizes naval logistics professionals who, over a period of years, have exemplified the ideals portrayed by Clifford G. Geiger through his exceptional leadership and influence within the naval logistics community, his determined efforts to strengthen the synergy between engineering and logistics, and his dedication to enhancing the capability and stature of the naval logistics profession through increased emphasis on education and professional development for naval logisticians.
Learn more about the ASNE Awards Program.