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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. William B. Foley

Award: Clifford G. Geiger Award - Naval Logistics
Year: 2019
Recipient: Mr. William B. Foley
For his exceptional leadership and influence within the naval logistics community as set forth in the following


Over his 29-year career, Mr. Foley's efforts have improved the operational readiness of the Navy's nuclear propulsion plants as well as driven long-lasting policy and procedural advancements in the management of classified materials within the Air Force, the Defense Logistics Agency and the Navy. While his tangible achievements are many and varied, Mr. Foley's greatest achievement has been the positive influence he has had as a mentor and leader across headquarters, Program field offices, and shipyards.

Since his arrival at Crystal City, Mr. Foley has been instrumental in facilitating change. He began his career in 1990 as the lead logistician responsible for the preparation and maintenance of program provisioning, as well as procurement quality assurance and Naval Shipyard support. Since 2001, he has served as the Branch Head for Modernization and Depot Level Maintenance Support within the Office of Resource Management, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Directorate, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), where he oversees and directs the work of logisticians and financial managers at Naval Reactors Headquarters; reactor plant prime contractors; Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Nuclear Reactor Support Department; and the Naval Shipyards.

From undertaking the arduous task of digitizing the Naval Reactors Program provisioning documentation, a $6M impact, to automating the ShipAlt material procurement process to support vital alterations to shipboard reactor plant systems for NAVSUP, his efforts have been herculean. When NAVSUP inherited shipyard functions, he established the Nuclear Material Manager (Code 2305) branch within the Nuclear Engineering and Planning Department. When not driving change, Mr. Foley can be found training and routinely mentoring the junior Supply Corps Officers and engineers on DoD, Navy, and Naval Reactors-specific logistics, financial systems and the importance of application knowledge and configuration control. With an eye to the future, Mr. Foley envisions, designs and implements policies, processes and solutions that simplify and increase productivity, and does so with a practiced grace.

Mr. Foley is the quintessential naval logistician. His diverse, yet exceptionally detailed experience and ability to guide the Navy into the future sets an example for all. As a result of his leadership, the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program is positioned to provide topnotch logistics support to the nuclear fleet. An inspiration to countless engineers, logisticians, financial managers and prime contractors that he interfaces with daily, he epitomizes the exceptional attributes and involved mentoring leadership style of Clifford G. Geiger. We are pleased to name Mr. Bill Foley the 2019 winner of the American Society of Engineer’s Clifford G. Geiger award for Naval Logistics.