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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. 

RADM John D. Bulkeley, USN (Ret.)

Award: Harold E. Saunders Award
Year: 1980
RADM John D. Bulkeley, USN (Ret.)
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following:

In recognition of outstanding achievement as President, Board of Inspection and Survey, in assuring the ability of U.S. Navy ships to perform their missions. Admiral Bulkeley's fourteen-year tenure as President, Board of Inspection and Survey, caps a long and illustrious naval career which has bestowed wide recognition upon him including the Medal of Honor. His enthusiasm and tireless dedication to this important position, held long after the time when he had to retire, have resulted in significant improvements in the breadth and depth of naval ship inspection from the time ships are delivered, through their operational lives, and most recently at the completion of their overhauls.

Admiral Bulkeley's determination to improve the habitability, material condition, and readiness of U.S. Navy ships and his efforts toward ensuring improved quality in the delivered ship have accomplished much toward giving the Fleet those ships that the operators seek and that the designers envision. His many years of outstanding service, and his, influence upon naval ship design, operation, and maintenance are deserving of the highest recognition by his peers.