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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. 

Ms. Leslie DiCenzo

Award: Clifford G. Geiger Award

Year: 2016


Ms. Leslie DiCenzo


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



With a career in naval logistics spanning over 30 years, Ms. Leslie DiCenzo has held a wide variety of engineering, program management, and logistics positions within the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. Currently, as the Deputy Assistant Commander for Logistics and Fleet Support, she serves as the focal point and recognized authority for the planning, implementation, and execution of an integrated C4ISR ship and shore readiness and logistics program. In her various leadership roles, Ms. DiCenzo leads over 1,000 Logistics Competency personnel and stakeholders in logistics policy and performance, provides oversight of Fleet support, develops and implements Core Integrated Logistic Support, Installation and Modernization Logistics Planning, and MILCON and In-Service policy and processes required to support the acquisition, in-service and disposal of C4ISR systems.

Ms. DiCenzo has significantly increased the logistics readiness and support capability provided to Fleet customers for SPAWAR and Program Executive Office (PEO) products including expert leadership on an initiative implementing the SPAWAR Acquisition Integrated Logistics Online Repository (SAILOR). Further, Ms. DiCenzo enhanced SPAWAR system logistics support by driving dramatic process improvements to the Integrated Logistics Support Certification Program, enabling SPAWAR systems fielded on ships to be logistically supported upon initial system delivery, in order to ensure shipboard personnel can operate, maintain, support, and sustain new systems and applications.

Ms. DiCenzo’s leadership, process improvements, and achievements have had a lasting impact on both the Navy’s and SPAWAR’s organizational readiness. Her dedication to advancing the future of logistics embodies the ideals of this award. It is our great pleasure to name Ms. Leslie DiCenzo the recipient of the American Society of Naval Engineers’ 2016 Clifford G. Geiger Award.