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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. 

Mr. Jeffery G. Orner

 Clifford G. Geiger Award 


Mr. Jeffery G. Orner


For his exceptional leadership and influence within the naval logistics community as set forth in the following citation:

Throughout his long and successful career with both the Navy and Coast Guard, Mr. Jeffery G. Orner has demonstrated superb leadership and sustained excellence by achieving organizational goals, growing people, and improving the logistics support for our Nation’s sea service missions. 

Since 2005, he has served as Deputy Assistant Commandant for the USCG’s Engineering and Logistics Directorate. In that role, Mr. Orner has made exceptional strides for the directorate and the Coast Guard at large. He has transformed and guided policy, acting as Technical Authority for all major acquisitions and creating comprehensive logistics programs for critical assets like the National Security Cutter and the Maritime Patrol Aircraft. Insisting on greater accountability and asset management, Mr. Orner laid the foundation for a USCG-wide maintenance-based centralized supply chain management process that improves readiness at reduced cost. He has been a key leader in the Whole-of-Government Logistics effort, sponsored by the Joint Chiefs of Staff Director of Logistics (J4), and is directly responsible for providing strategic direction, operational guidance, and tactical decisions to ensure assets are maintained and supported to effectively conduct all USCG missions.

While leading the complex and far-reaching modernization efforts, Mr. Orner has also served as a highly visible advocate for logistics across the Coast Guard and Federal Government. In 2009, he planned and hosted the highly successful ASNE Maritime Logistics Symposium, which accelerated efforts to establish a joint USCG-U.S. Navy logistics strategy, earning the Best Logistics Strategy award at the 6th Annual North American Logistics Conference.

Mr. Orner is an innovative force in the field of logistics. His commitment to the future of logistics and his work in modernizing logistics policy exemplify the ideals of this award, and he is truly deserving of the Society’s 2011 Clifford G. Geiger Award.