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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. 

Jerry S Cashman

Award: Gold Medal Award
Year: 2017
Jerry S Cashman

For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following:


Mr. Jerry Cashman has spent his entire career supporting Naval Shipbuilding, and has made particularly significant contributions over the last five years with the delivery of the DDG1000 to the United States Navy in 2016, and the completion of the Flight III Functional Design upgrade for the DDG 51 Class Destroyers in 2017.

Mr. Cashman’s dedication to the successful delivery of DDG 1000 dates back to the late 1990s when he was Bath Iron Works’ Design Manager for the DD 21 competition, which ultimately transformed into the DDG 1000. He played a significant role in the detailed design of DDG 1000 as the Director of Design. In 2013 he took over the role of Vice President of Engineering for BIW, where he continued to provide outstanding leadership for the engineering and design efforts to support construction, test and activation of DDG 1000. DDG 1000 incorporated a number of advanced technologies – many going to sea for the first time – which represented once in a generation technical challenges. Mr. Cashman’s thoughtful approach, coupled with his high energy leadership style, was critical to overcoming these challenges and successfully delivering DDG 1000 to the US Navy on 20 May 2016.

Simultaneous with the design of DDG 1000 ships, Mr. Cashman has been central in leading the Flight III baseline upgrade design effort for DDG 51, which incorporated AMDR capability and advanced electrical system design upgrades to maintain DDG 51 Front Line Warfare capability into the latter half of the 21st century.

It is for his significant contributions in the last five years to both the DDG 1000 and DDG 51 programs, that the American Society of Naval Engineers is honored to name Mr. Jerry S Cashman the recipient of the 2017 Gold Medal Award.