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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 Bryce D. Inman, USN (Ret.)

Award: Gold Medal Award
Year: 1982
CAPT Bryce D. Inman, USN (Ret.)
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following:


For outstanding professionalism and leadership in engineering and management of the development of the shipboard AEGIS Combat System.

For his visionary leadership in designing and directing the Navy’s first major program in integrating the efforts of a Combat System Agent with ship designers and builders, and in integrating the first AEGIS Combat System into the first AEGIS Guided Missile Cruiser; for his perceptive efforts in promulgating the concept of a combat system “grooming site” to control and reduce the costs, time and risks of shipboard installation and integration of a complex combat system; for his pioneering excellence in both systems engineering and management of AEGIS Combat System development; for his unique perception of the needed solutions to new requirements in sophisticated equipment, large-scale computer programming, and engineering teaming; for his extraordinary comprehensive contributions from within the Navy and industry to bring this highly innovative ship combat system to reality from its earliest concept; and for his technical competence and leadership in adapting the constantly progressing frontiers of technology to enhance the AEGIS Combat System’s ability to counter expanding threats, in keeping with the highest traditions of excellence and dedication to the American Society of Naval Engineers.

Captain Inman’s personal dedication, engineering insight, and managerial skills have resulted in great benefit to the Naval Engineering Community, the United States Navy, and the United States of America, thereby making him most worthy to receive the Gold Medal Award for 1982.