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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. 

RDML Charles H. Goddard, USN

Award: Gold Medal Award
Year: 2006
RDML Charles H. Goddard, USN
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following CITATION:

Over the course of his career, Rear Admiral Goddard’s achievements have had a profound impact on the design and engineering of current and future Navy ships. His contributions have been both evolutionary and revolutionary and have helped shepherd new capabilities and technologies to the Fleet. These achievements have resulted in significant enhancements to the overall engineering and warfighting capability of the Fleet.

A strong and visionary force in the design and engineering of the nation’s future Surface Fleet, Rear Admiral Goddard’s leadership of the Navy’s most transformational and technically complex shipbuilding program drove the DDG 1000 program from concept design and identification of operational requirements to the execution of a highly successful Critical Design Review. His tireless dedication sustained the viability and progress of the program and the technologies, systems, and practices implemented through his efforts will positively affect almost every class of ship the Navy will build for decades to come.

With a total ship system design that encompasses an unprecedented ten Engineering Development Models; DDG 1000 is setting new warfighting and performance standards, and will form the technological foundation for generations of surface warships including Integrated Propulsion, an Advanced Gun System firing long range projectiles out to 83 nautical miles, revolutionary stealth technology, composite manufacturing techniques that support larger phased array radars, open architected software and reduced manning technologies that will benefit the fleet now and into the future.

Rear Admiral Goddard’s exceptional technical and program leadership over the course of many years is unmatched. He has contributed beyond measure to the national defense arsenal, providing Fleet Sailors with unprecedented combat capability at significantly reduced life cycle costs, while introducing dramatic improvements to crew Quality of Life and bringing superior firepower to the battlespace. He has demonstrated the highest ideals of naval engineering and is truly most deserving of the ASNE Gold Medal for 2006.