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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. 

LCDR Michael J. Paradise, USCG

Award: Claud A. Jones Award 


LCDR Michael J. Paradise, USCG 


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

Lieutenant Commander Paradise’s exemplary accomplishments while serving as Project Officer for the Coast Guard’s 210 foot and 270 foot Medium Endurance Cutter (WMEC) Mission Effectiveness Project (MEP) have significantly improved the operational readiness of our maritime forces. The MEP is the largest ship repair program in Coast Guard history, and Lieutenant Commander Paradise has demonstrated exceptional leadership and has been vital to the success of this project.

Lieutenant Commander Paradise is responsible for the development and delivery of over 50 Engineering Changes for the 210 and 270 foot cutters involved in the largest repair program in the history of the Coast Guard’s Naval Engineering program.  The MEP is a ten year, 300 million dollar project to sustain the operational capability of twenty-seven WMECs for the next fifteen years. Lieutenant Commander Paradise’s aggressive attention to detail and skillful management directed dozens of engineers, logisticians and contracted support personnel to publish twenty engineering changes and prototype nineteen others – each of which consumed hundreds of hours.

Directly managing the contracting, funding, purchasing and delivery of over twenty million dollars in material and equipment for MEP availabilities, Lieutenant Commander Paradise developed and tracked over seventy Project Orders to the Coast Guard Yard for engineering and production, oversaw installation of over fifty new engineering systems, and participated in the award of ten major requirements contracts for equipment. This significant accomplishment played a major role in seven MEP availabilities being completed on time and on budget.

As a testament to the MEP’s success, after action reports from cutters completed under Lieutenant Commander Paradise’s direction as Project Office noted a tremendous improvement in operational capability and reduced maintenance requirements resulting from newly installed engineering changes. Lieutenant Commander Paradise’s tireless efforts and achievements serve as outstanding examples for Fleet Engineers throughout the sea services.

Exceptional planning, rapid production of new engineering systems and flexibility have made the MEP program extremely successful and Lieutenant Commander Paradise’s outstanding leadership, drive, and organizational skills have played a large part in that success. He has truly demonstrated the finest of naval engineering support emblematic of the Admiral Claud A. Jones Award.