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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. 

Clifford G. Geiger

Award: Gold Medal Award
Year: 1989
Mr. Clifford G. Geiger
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following:

From his initial employment in the Naval Sea Systems Command fourteen years ago, Mr. Geiger has consistently led the way toward integration of the many elements of naval logistics into a coherent model of life cycle engineering. Always conscious of the dominant impact of logistics on naval warfare capability, he has steadfastly promoted the same state of excellence in logistics support that we expect of engineering design.

As Deputy Chief Engineer of the Navy for Logistics and Chairman of the ASNE Logistics Committee, Mr. Geiger has demonstrated visionary leadership and exceptional management of logistics planning, execution and control. He has defined and demanded linkage, integration and mutual accountability of naval design, engineering and logistics. In a series of original and innovative concepts and programs, he has successfully refocused the traditional interfaces between engineering and logistics, emphasizing simplicity, engineering validity of logistics processes and products and the early involvement of professional logisticians in the design and engineering of our ships. He has been the principal proponent for consolidating Navy configuration and logistics data into a highly useable, unified system. He has been instrumental in implementing Computer Aided Logistics Support within the SSN 21 design engineering effort and has been the driving force for important improvements in Engineering Data Management, Technical Manuals, Logistic Engineering Standards, and the profession of Logistics Engineering.

The concepts developed and implemented by Mr. Geiger are far-reaching and their impact will continue into the twenty-first century. Most importantly he is steadily strengthening accountability of the naval engineering profession for the final product of the design process – ships and weapons systems that are reliable and effective throughout extended service lives.

His outstanding contributions through both personal effort and direction of others, culminating in a most effective integration of Logistics Engineering into Naval Engineering, make Clifford G. Geiger a most worthy recipient of the gold Medal Award.