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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.

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Mr. Lynwood A. Cosby

Award: Gold Medal Award
Year: 1968
Mr. Lynwood A. Cosby
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following CITATION:

For exceptionally outstanding contributions to the field of Naval Engineering in the area of electronic countermeasures, leading to the advancement of electronic warfare technology. Mr. Cosby's pioneering research and developments have led to the use of unique electronic systems which provide greatly improved protection to surface and airborne Naval forces and personnel, and have provided the means for increasing both the defensive and offensive capability of the United States Navy. His outstanding achievements in the highly specialized field of electronic countermeasures during the last seventeen years reflect the imagination and rigor of his work. Not only has he provided most of the original concepts, he also has combined engineering principles and technical leadership with singular effectiveness to produce successful operational equipments and systems with quantum improvements in performance and power output, in record time.

The specific successful achievements of Mr. Cosby, while highly classified for national security reasons, are amply attested to by his leading role in the conception, design, development, and installation of new deceptive countermeasures for the United States and its Allies. His work led to an entirely new level of technological capability which was demonstrated in 1968 under combat conditions in Southeast Asia in USS NEW JERSEY, and is presently being widely installed for use in the Fleet. In the Nation's future defense posture, this system, originated and developed by Mr. Cosby, will result in much improved capability at substantial savings and will form a fundamental basis for further advanced developments in the field of electronic warfare. Mr. Cosby's achievements clearly indicate his worthiness to be selected the outstanding Naval Engineer of 1968.