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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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RADM Kenneth C. Malley, USN

Award: Gold Medal Award
Year: 1987
RADM Kenneth C. Malley, USN
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following:

For outstanding contributions to the successful development and deployment of Fleet Ballistic Missile Systems.

Rear Admiral Kenneth C. Malley, U.S. Navy, has served in the Strategic Systems Program Office in positions of increasing responsibility and influence on the vitality and success of its programs. In his previous role as Technical Director, he distinguished himself by his deep involvement in the technical aspects of the testing, acquisition and deployment of the Poseidon and Trident missiles. Acting as a true technical leader, his demonstrated ability to coordinate the expertise and resources assigned to his projects has won him the trust and confidence of the nation’s highest defense authority.

Advancing to the position of Director, his responsibilities have expanded to include the entire management, planning, programming, budgeting and testifying in support of all Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile shore bases and logistics infrastructure.

Additionally, he has brought credit upon himself and his own Navy in his role as the Project Officer responsible for managing the United States Government’s support of the British Polaris/Trident force and its ongoing transition to Trident II.

Rear Admiral Malley’s extensive weapons system experience and inspirational leadership have been the critical ingredients in the continued high performance and success of the Poseidon and Trident I operational Strategic Weapons forces and the extremely successful Trident II Weapons System development program, including all aspects of life cycle support for these systems. By taking personal responsibility for all critical technical and programmatic decisions, in the race of constantly changing constraints and requirements, Rear Admiral Malley structured these critical programs to provide a fully capable sea-based system to act as our primary deterrent to nuclear war.

His responsibility has included not only management of system development, but management of the construction of the strategic submarine base at Kings Bay, Georgia – The Navy’s largest military construction project. His personal involvement, technical expertise and inspiration leadership have been instrumental in the maintenance of a strong nuclear deterrent force for the United States, United Kingdom and the entire Free World.

In view of these accomplishments and contributions it is entirely fitting that Rear Admiral Kenneth C. Malley, U.S. Navy, be the recipient of the ASNE Gold Medal for 1987.