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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. 

Mr. Chester L. Long

Award: Harold E. Saunders Award
Year: 1989
Mr. Chester L. Long
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following:

In recognition of his continuing contributions of innovative engineering, design excellence, and personal leadership in the broad field of naval engineering. Mr. Long’s contributions to the naval engineering community started early in his career in the mid-1950s and have continued unabated. Virtually every class of ships built or overhauled at Newport News Shipbuilding during his career benefited from his technical talent: submarines as well as surface ships; naval and merchant ships alike. An inveterate problem-solver with an incredible capacity for work, he has gained a national reputation as an “engineer’s engineer.”

In addition to major contributions in the design of ship machinery and related systems, Mr. Long has directed the preparations for and the conduct of tests and trials for diverse classes of naval and merchant ships including SSNs, SSBNs, CVNs, CGNs, LKAs, and LCCs. He has been heavily involved in shipboard noise reduction engineering, and his practical approach to the application of esoteric silencing theories contributed significantly to the success of the Los Angeles class in this area, and for the anticipated advances in the Seawolf-class.

More recently, Mr. Long had led the Seawolf Lead Design Yard effort, starting with preliminary and contract design, and currently into detail design. His personal leadership contributed to the effective coordination of the myriad government and private contractors and laboratories, to produce a ship of extraordinary capabilities while maximizing construction productibility. Mr. Long has also overseen the development of new applications for computer-aided design for Seaworf, including integration of CAD systems with a new three-dimensional solids modeling computer system to develop the whole-ship’s detail arrangement. Seawolf represents a significant step forward in applied engineering, as well as in techniques for management of the engineering effort and its integration with ship construction.

The life-long contributions of Chester L. Long have been of significant benefit to the naval engineering community, as well as the national defense, and qualify this unique individual as the 1989 recipient of the Harold E. Saunders Award.