Location

1452 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
Fax (703) 836-7491
Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org

 

ASNE is the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  ASNE also serves the educators who train the professionals, researchers who develop related technology, and students who are preparing for the profession.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.

ASNE is the seventh oldest technical society in the United States.  It was founded in 1888 by a group of naval engineering pioneers, most of them officers of the U.S. Navy's Engineering Corps, who sought a unified approach to their profession in order to make the most of new advances in technology. The purposes of ASNE are:           

  • to advance the knowledge and practice of naval engineering in public and private applications and operations,
  • to enhance the professionalism and well-being of members, and
  • to promote naval engineering as a career field.

For 125 years, the Society’s objectives have been strengthened and preserved to meet the changing needs of a time-honored profession. Today ASNE conducts a variety of technical meetings and symposia, publishes the highly regarded Naval Engineers Journal and a number of other technical proceedings and publications, and fosters professional development and technical information exchange through technical committees, local section activities and cooperative efforts with government organizations and other professional societies.

The Society's annual meeting, ASNE Day, is typically held in February of each year in the Washington, DC, area. The meeting features major addresses by high level industry and government leaders and panel discussions by leading members of the profession.  It also includes presentation and discussion of technical papers on a variety of timely naval engineering topics, presentation of the Society's prestigious annual awards and a large exposition with government and industry exhibits covering the full spectrum of naval engineering technology. ASNE Day is highlighted by the Society’s annual Honors Gala, attended by hundreds of executives and senior managers from both government and industry.

Our website is designed to not only serve our members, but also to support scholars, students and others interested in the varied field of naval engineering.  We welcome your suggestions on ways we can improve your experience. 

The Harold E. Saunders Award, presented annually since 1977, honors an individual whose reputation in naval engineering spans a long career of notable achievement and influence. Captain Saunders' contributions to the arts and sciences of naval engineering spanned nearly fifty years, culminating in the publication of his monumental work, Hydrodynamics in Ship Design. Naval architect, engineer, constructor, scientist, writer, scholar, administrator, diplomat -- Captain Saunders was all of these. He set a standard of professionalism and dedication for all naval engineers.

The nominee must have demonstrated productivity, growth, and outstanding accomplishment in engineering over the years, with ultimate wide recognition by peers as a leader in the field, and of such prestige as to merit the acclaim of the naval engineering community.

 

PAST RECIPIENTS - HAROLD E. SAUNDERS AWARD

2016 

RADM Millard Firebaugh, USN (Ret.)

2015    

Mr. Thaddeus "Thad" G. Bell

2014

Mr. Edward N. Comstock

2013

RADM Ronald J. Rábago, USCG

2012

Mr. Michael F. Tangora

2011

CAPT Glenn M. Ashe, USN (Ret.)

2010

Mr. Frederick Harris

2009

Mr. Robert G. Keane, Jr.

2008

CAPT Joseph F. Yurso, P.E., USN (Ret.)

2007

RADM William C. Wyatt, USN (Ret.)

2006

CAPT Barrick F. "Barry" Tibbitts, USN (Ret.)

2005

Mr. John J. McCue, Jr.

2004

Dr. Alfred "Al" Skolnick

2003

Professor Jacques B. Hadler

2002

Dr. Bernard Douda

2000

Mr. Charles H. Brown, Jr.

1999

Mr. John J. Slager

1998

Mr. James G. Renfro

1997

Mr. George A. Wacker

1996

Mr. Alan G. Forssell

1995

Mr. Laurence R. Dutton

1994

Mr. Lloyd Bergeson

1993

Mr. John J. O'Connor

1992

Mr. Larry J. Argiro

1991

Mr. Joseph T. Threston

1990

VADM Peter M. Hekman, USN (Ret.)

1989

Mr. Chester L. Long

1988

VADM Robert C. Gooding, USN (Ret.)

1987

Mr. Lester Rosenblatt

1986

Dr. Reuven Leopold

1985

CAPT Willard F. Searle, Jr., USN (Ret.)

1984

RADM Wayne E. Meyer, USN (Ret.)

1983

Mr. Robert Taggart

1982

RADM Nathan Sonenshein, USN (Ret.)

1981

VADM Ellis Lee Perry, USCG (Ret.)

1980

RADM John D. Bulkeley, USN (Ret.)

1979

CAPT Harry A. Jackson, USN (Ret.)

1978

Mr. John C. Niedermair

1977

Mr. Almon A. Johnson