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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 Albert J. Grecco, USN

Award: Gold Medal Award
Year: 2009
CAPT Albert J. Grecco, USN
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following CITATION:

As Technical Director and Major Program Manager for the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program Captain Albert Grecco has put into place engineering processes that have allowed the Aegis BMD weapon system to pace the most complex of contemporary threat capabilities. As Major Program Manager for Integrated Combat Systems in the PEO for Integrated Warfare Systems he has developed and begun implementing improvements that are modernizing in-service ship combat systems and will help ensure that ships of the U.S. Navy Surface Fleet sustain their warfighting superiority across their service life.

Captain Grecco’s engineering acumen and extraordinary leadership were instrumental in delivering the first operational Aegis BMD system, achieving successful intercepts in seven out of eight flight missions during his tenure. His fleet experience and insistence on the utmost levels of operational realism in every flight test resulted in the highest marks from senior officials. His exceptional expertise was dramatically demonstrated when he successfully led the unprecedented task of intercepting and destroying an inoperable satellite with a missile launched from an Aegis Cruiser equipped with modified operational BMD capability.

Recognized by his peers as a leader in the field, Captain Grecco truly exemplifies and exceeds the highest standards of the naval engineering community. His efforts in implementing the Aegis BMD system and improving combat systems Fleet-wide make him truly deserving of the 2009 ASNE Gold Medal Award.