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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. 

CDR Raymond S. McCord, USN

Award: Claud A. Jones Award 


CDR Raymond S. McCord, USN


For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following citation:

In recognition of outstanding leadership and technical achievement in the discharge of naval engineering duties in demanding Fleet positions of increasing responsibility and importance to the Nation’s defense. Commander McCord particularly distinguished himself during the period November 1987 to June 1990 as Repair Officer in USS Samuel Gompers (AD 37), a surface tender in the Pacific Fleet. Through use of impressive leadership and management skills, he aggressively attacked Fleet repair requirements, achieving greatly increased quality and production resulting in substantial improvements in Fleet material condition. USS Samuel Gompers became the most productive surface tender in the Pacific Fleet, and won the Battle Efficiency E for the first time in seven years. Commander McCord also spearheaded the recovery effort provided by USS Samuel Gompers to communities in the San Francisco Bay areas in the aftermath of the “Quake of 89.”

Since arriving at CINCLANTFLT, Fleet Maintenance Directorate, Commander McCord has continued his superb performance as the Fleet Intermediate Maintenance Coordinator and Fleet Salvage Officer. He has made sound contributions in Fleet diving safety and has been the driving force in drafting a comprehensive Strategic Operating Plan for Atlantic Fleet Intermediate Maintenance Activities. Commander McCord has greatly increased quality and production and improved the material condition of U.S. Navy ships in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. 

His outstanding, aggressive performance in demanding sea and staff billets impacting Fleet maintenance reflects the spirit of the Claud A. Jones Fleet Engineer Award. He is a most worthy recipient for 1990.