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Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org


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. 

Mrs. Anne P. Gooch

Clifford G. Geiger Award


Mrs. Anne P. Gooch

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

Over the past 22 years, Mrs. Anne Gooch has been a prominent leader in the Coast Guard Naval Engineering and Logistics community. Her visionary direction and forward-leaning efforts have led to cost savings and prevented the loss of operational days within the fleet.

Mrs. Gooch’s remarkable leadership and logistics management skills have been instrumental in standing up and managing the Coast Guard's most diverse product line supporting 12 classes of 115 unique cutters and barges. Mrs. Gooch has earned great respect among her peers throughout the organization because of her innate ability to craft and execute long-term strategies to support an aging fleet that has significant challenges in configuration management. Moreover, her meticulous planning of long-term support contracts for numerous Coast Guard unique systems onboard the Great Lakes icebreaker MACKINAW resulted in optimal operational availability for this unique cutter, and established strategic direction to provide maximum commonality in training and support processes for similar systems installed elsewhere in the Coast Guard fleet.

A skillful communicator, Mrs. Gooch effectively managed the unprecedented decontamination of cutters involved in the response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Laying the groundwork for contracting and execution of multiple commercial drydock availability contracts on extremely short notice, she ensured that assets were ready to return to their normal operations as soon as possible following this unprecedented surge in mission requirements in response to the worst marine environmental disaster in our nation’s history. 

Her skillful planning and effective leadership under pressure in support of Coast Guard naval logistics demonstrate that Mrs. Gooch is truly deserving of the Society’s 2013 Clifford G. Geiger Award.