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Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org


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. 

Dr. Douglass E. Post

Award: Gold Medal Award
Year: 2011
Dr. Douglass E. Post
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following CITATION:

Dr. Douglass E. Post truly understands the investment necessary to develop, design, acquire, and deliver new naval ships and aircraft. His work has improved design and process technologies and capabilities, so that new systems can move quickly into production. To that end, his extensive technical prowess and expertise has been instrumental in developing high fidelity, physics-based design software for the cost-effective acquisition of military vehicles in the Computational Research and Engineering Acquisition Tools and Environments (CREATE) Program.

The CREATE Program has been critical in bringing far-reaching initiatives to successful execution. Bringing together shareholders from a broad cross-section of the technical community, Dr. Post and his team’s CREATE software will significantly reduce the level of expertise required to use physics-based simulation tools, provide robust case management capability, and facilitate exploration of the vast dimensions of design possibilities. Although these capabilities exist to a limited degree in legacy tools, none fully address the multi-physics aspects necessary to realize the needed impacts to defense acquisition, nor are they poised to exploit the potential of next-generation massively-parallel high performance computers.

The CREATE Program is unparalleled in its comprehensiveness. There has not been such an all-encompassing design software development program since the early stage of Computer-Aided Design in the 1960’s and 1970’s. And, there has never been a design software development program with greater focus on integrated, validated design tools than the CREATE Program. His work in developing CREATE has greatly improved the Nation’s ability to design and develop complex weapons systems, preparing the Nation to meet future acquisition challenges.