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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. 

CAPT Patrick Leehey, USN (Ret.)

Award: Gold Medal Award
Year: 1962
CAPT Patrick Leehey, USN (Ret.)
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following CITATION:

For exceptionally outstanding contributions to the science of Naval Engineering in the fields of ship silencing and vibration analysis. Over the period of the past several years, CAPT Patrick Leehey has been charged with the management, direction and execution of the Navy's ship silencing and vibration analysis program for all types of naval ships. This work encompassed aspects of research, development, test and evaluation, the establishment of criteria for acoustic and vibration measurements and the investigation and development of devices and principles dealing with the transmission, control and radiation of vibratory energy in ship structures. The success of these endeavors, while highly classified for national security reasons, is amply attested to by the resultant increased effectiveness of both our submarines and our anti-submarine surface ships.

CAPT Leehey's superior and continuous demonstration of initiative, technical knowledge, and enthusiastic leadership in, and his personal contributions to this important program, have been in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. They clearly indicate his worthiness in being selected the outstanding Naval Engineer for 1962.