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Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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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. 

Richard A. Caccese

Award: Frank G. Law Award 


Mr. Richard A. Caccese


For outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Society through dedicated service as set forth in the following:

Mr. Caccese has provided exceptional service to the American Society of Naval Engineers and to the naval engineering profession through his forward looking and energetic leadership of one of the Society's most active sections. He has served the Society's San Diego section in nearly every volunteer leadership position and he has served as Chairman for the section's highly successful Fleet Maintenance Symposia in 1997 and 2001. For the last several years he has served as Regional Member on the ASNE national Council and he has continued to serve as a senior advisor to the Section Council.

Mr. Caccese's efforts as Fleet Maintenance Symposium Committee Chairman were truly exceptional and served as a model of effective symposium leadership. His energy, organization, enthusiasm, and broad technical vision helped to build vigorous and dedicated teams that put together two symposia that rank among the Society's most successful. He involved the broad naval engineering community throughout the San Diego region to provide comprehensive coverage of every aspect of Fleet maintenance and they built programs of sufficient stature to attract a national audience. His efforts have substantially strengthened the Society's presence and effectiveness in Southern California and his initiative to build cooperative efforts with other professional societies has helped to enhance the visibility and reputation of ASNE.

Mr. Caccese has been the heart and soul of the San Diego Section for more than a decade. He has consistently provided visionary leadership to set ambitious goals for the section and he has been both the stimulus and the principal source of the energy needed to achieve those goals. He clearly exemplifies the highest ideals of service to the Society and he is truly most deserving of the American Society of Naval Engineers Frank G. Law Award for 2002.