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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 Kevin M. McCoy, USN

Award: Claud A. Jones Award 


CDR Kevin M. McCoy, USN


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

As Repair Officer onboard USS L. Y. SPEAR, Commander McCoy was Officer in Charge of an Afloat Intermediate Maintenance Activity (IMA) which provided superb support to the largest and most diverse submarine squadron in the world.  Recognized as one of the Navy's finest fleet maintenance engineers, Commander McCoy set a totally new standard for performance by sending ships to sea on time, reducing the backlog of outstanding maintenance, and achieving unprecedented cost reductions.


Organizations talk about Total Quality Leadership, under Commander McCoy's leadership, USS L. Y. SPEARlived it every day and became the recognized fleet leader in incorporating the concepts of service, excellence, process measurement, and continuous improvement.  Seeking out expertise from corporate America, Commander McCoy developed extensive measurement indicators to track performance and initiate process improvement in all areas of operation.  He paved new ground by implementing the quality principles of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality and Presidential Quality Awards throughout his organization with tremendous documented success in terms of cost avoidance, reduced maintenance backlog, and increased customer satisfaction.  Results were dramatic and earned the Secretary of Defense's nomination for the prestigious Presidential Quality Award.  Perhaps the greatest benefit from this endeavor was the fact that more than 800 sailors, chief petty officers and junior officers learned firsthand how to implement such a program and the tremendous performance benefits possible.  These personnel are now available to help lead other Navy organizations to higher levels of performance.


Over an eighteen month period, Commander McCoy worked relentlessly to reduce the average cost of a submarine upkeep day by forty-nine percent.  This superb effort saved more than $900,000 in material funds.  Commander McCoy's comprehensive plan included extensive use of replacement components from decommissioned submarines, increased reliance on repair vice replacement components and onboard manufacture of parts vice costly procurement.  He developed the cost effective micro-miniature (2M) circuit card repair facility afloat, saving more than $100,000 in replacement card costs, while repairing one hundred percent of the cards submitted by tended units.


When selected for the first low pressure resin discharge ever performed by an afloat IMA, Commander McCoy designed a low cost, reusable drydock enclosure for use during a submarine resin discharge despite the fact that he was assigned to perform only one resin discharge.  His ingenious design was assembled from commercially available Connex boxes in lieu of traditional, labor-intensive drydock staging.  Today, Norfolk Naval Shipyard utilizes the same enclosure designed and used by Commander McCoy at a cost savings of roughly $200,000 for each use.


Commander McCoy epitomizes the highest ideals of fleet engineering and is most deserving of the Claude A. Jones Award.