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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. O'Day, USCG

Award: Claud A. Jones Award 


CDR Kevin M. O'Day, USCG


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

Commander O’Day has made outstanding contributions to the Coast Guard Naval Engineering Program while serving as the cutter support branch chief at Maintenance And Logistics Command, Pacific.  His unlimited energy, initiative, and vision forged a superior level of support for the Coast Guard cutter fleet.  With exceptional foresight and leadership, he directed the rigorous incorporation of the Fleet Logistics System into day to day processes, executing the Coast Guard-wide effort to significantly improve the level of maintenance and logistics provided at all levels of naval engineering. 


Displaying superior initiative and the ability to focus necessary resources on cutter Out-of-Hemisphere preparations and proactive casualty response, he clearly set the standard of excellence during four successful High Endurance cutter deployments to the Persian Gulf in support of U.S. Naval Operations.  His peerless coordination of casualty support to cutters at the end of the logistics chain in Antarctica, the Bering Sea, the waters off South America and the Persian Gulf ensured mission success.  His innovative use of a broad spectrum of cutter maintenance processes and a wide range of resources consistently provided timely and cost effective maintenance execution throughout the cutter fleet. 


Demonstrating exceptional leadership and foresight, Commander O’Day’s dedication and devotion to duty are most heartily commended and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard and the American Society of Naval Engineers. His example stands as a tribute to Fleet Engineers throughout the sea services.  He is most deserving of the Claud A Jones Award for 2001.