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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 Wayne E. Meyer, USN (Ret.)

Award: Harold E. Saunders Award
Year: 1984
RADM Wayne E. Meyer, USN (Ret.)
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following:

For exceptionally meritorious achievements in the performance of outstanding engineering service to the United States Navy and the naval engineering community throughout his military career.

Rear Admiral Meyer, following a distinguished academic career and military service at sea, was an early pioneer in the fleet introduction of the Talos Guided Missile Systems aboard USS GALVESTON in the early 60s. Later in the same decade, as Terrier Weapons System Manager, he led the modernization of the Navy’s primary surface to air missile system and subsequently, as Director of Engineering, Naval Ship Missiles Systems Engineering Station, Port Hueneme, substantially increased the fighting effectiveness and operational reliability of naval ships weapon systems by the application of new technologies and proven engineering techniques to the deployment and support of these systems.

As Manager, Aegis Shipbuilding Project, he exercised unusual insight, ini9tiative and resourcefulness in directing the research, design, development and engineering essential to the construction of the Ticonderoga class of guided missile cruisers. His meticulous attention to detail, especially as he applied it to total systems engineering concepts, became the hallmark of his inspirational leadership in this program which achieved on time, within cost delivery of Ticonderoga. He was quick to recognize and exploit the inherent ability of this new and formidable fighting ship to coordinate the antiair warfare firepower of the battle group in the detection, control and engagement of enemy targets, an operational capability that was effectively demonstrated this past year in the Mediterranean Sea. Over the ears, he has demonstrated a unique proficiency for welding the expertise of the Navy and industry into a unified effective team, which has produced unsurpassed firepower at sea.

RADM Meyer’s exceptional technical competence, engineering performance and professional leadership have given the Navy-Industry team new standards of excellence. His sustained career-long contributions reflect great credit upon himself, the engineering profession, and the United States Naval Service, and make him most worthy to receive the Harold E. Saunders Award.