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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. 

VADM Ellis Lee Perry, USCG (Ret.)

Award: Harold E. Saunders Award
Year: 1981
VADM Ellis Lee Perry, USCG (Ret.)
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following:

Vice Admiral Perry's distinguished thirty-six years as a Naval Engineer and Officer in the United States Coast Guard has been the epitome of excellence and professionalism. Considered to be the primary architect of modern Coast Guard Cutter and boat construction, maintenance, and repair philosoptty, his career has had singular impact on the operational readiness of the Coast Guard. His outstanding practical application of theoretical engineering to the entire spectrum of ship construction, maintenance, and repair has earned him the esteem of the Naval Engineering Community.

Vice Admiral Perry's personal drive and his efforts toward maintaining the Coast Guard's existing Fleet and dedication to its capital improvement has had lasting impact. With determination and vision, he provided the impetus for the design and construction of two major Cutter Classes that have, or soon will have, replaced many aging Cutters and also substantially upgraded the Coast Guard's floating capital plant. His many years of outstanding service, and lasting influence on ship design, construction, and maintenance are deserving of the highest recognition by the Naval Engineering Community.