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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. Robert A. Meyers

Award: Gold Medal Award
Year: 1970
Mr. Robert A. Meyers
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following CITATION:

For exceptional and outstanding service to Naval Engineering in the area of Navy-Marine Corps Expeditionary Electronics. Mr. Meyers has been directly responsible for the design, development and construction of the Marine Corps Tactical Data System. This was the largest single electronic equipment program ever pursued by the Marine Corps. It was also the first land based tactical data system used in combat, and with the Naval Tactical Data System and the Air Tactical Data System, achieved the first integrated (land, sea, and air) tactical data system operation in combat in Vietnam. The delivery in 1970 of the final production unit of the Marine Corps Tactical Air Operations Central completed the changeover from manual to automatic air defense and air control within the Marine Corps. The transition was made under the expert and untiring engineering efforts and personal dedication of Mr. Meyers.

He continued to apply his innovative technical skills, initiating in 1970 the Marine Tactical Command and Control System (MTACCS) Test Bed program, which sets the s for developing and testing the integration of various Marine Corps Combat Systems and supporting Navy Systems. Mr. Meyers' achievements clearly indicate his worthiness to be selected as the outstanding Naval engineer for 1970.