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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. 

RADM Anthony W. Lengerich, USN(Ret.)

Award: Frank G. Law Award - ASNE Service
RADM Anthony W. Lengerich, USN(Ret.)
Reason: For outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Society through dedicated service as set forth in the following


No one individual has contributed more significantly to the fiscal stability and future direction of the American Society of Naval Engineers this past decade than Rear Admiral Anthony Lengerich. While on the governing Council of the Society, RADM Lengerich was the primary author of the Society’s 2016-2021 Strategic Plan which he put into action during his 4-year tenure as President. Through sound fiscal reasoning, thoughtful budgetary planning, and deliberate action to increase revenue and decrease expenses, RADM Lengerich set the Society on positive path for years to come.

In 1984, RADM Lengerich was re-designated as an engineering duty officer and reported to the Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Command (NAVELEX) in Washington, D.C where he continued his longstanding career through many assignments both on the east and west coast. As a flag officer he served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations as director, Industrial Capability, Maintenance Policy and Acquisition Logistics, and later as deputy director, Fleet Readiness Division. His final assignment was vice commander, Naval Sea Systems Command. His personal achievements are best summed through his numerous decorations including the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (5), Meritorious Service Medals (3) and Navy Commendation Medals (3).

RADM Lengerich drove monumental change at the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). Throughout his ASNE tenure, in which he served two terms as President, RADM Lengerich’s herculean efforts placed the society on a new and positive trajectory. Under his guidance and direction, ASNE diversified its business model by adding events, programs and services to increase membership, significantly reduced operating costs driven by a relocation of headquarters, and notably overhauled the Society’s bylaws and policies of Council giving Sections direct representation; all this while simultaneously streamlining operational processes. For his thought leadership and outstanding service to the American Society of Naval Engineers, ASNE is honored to name RADM Lengerich the recipient of the 2019 Frank G. Law Award.