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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 Norbert Doerry, USN

Award: Gold Medal Award
Year: 2008
CAPT Norbert Doerry, USN
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following CITATION:

As the Technical Director for the NAVSEA Surface Ship Designs Group, Captain Norbert Doerry has helped to shape the Navy’s surface Fleet through technical direction of the design and specifications for many surface ships. Additionally, he has profoundly influenced the development and effectiveness of the ship design workforce through his personal leadership and through development of improved design tools and processes.

Captain Doerry’s determination and superior creativity in the application of new and innovative ship design methods and tools are dramatically improving the Requirements Determination, Concept Design and Concept Selection phases of the Naval Ship Acquisition Process. These efforts have significantly reduced study duration, increased throughput, and provided timely and more technically meaningful information to senior Navy leadership.

A pioneer and visionary, Captain Doerry is a driving force behind revitalizing the professional development of ship design managers through the publication and implementation of a Ship Design Manager Career Development Model and he was the principal author and instructor for the NAVSEA Warship Design Course.

Captain Doerry has consistently demonstrated an ability to conceive, develop and implement far reaching improvements in both Ship Design and Power Systems and he is truly deserving of the 2008 ASNE Gold Medal Award.