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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. 

John J. McCue, Jr.

Award: Harold E. Saunders Award
Year: 2005
Mr. John J. McCue, Jr.
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following:

Mr. John James McCue has had an extraordinary career in naval engineering that spans almost 40 years and is hallmarked by significant contributions in engineering, research, professional publication, education, and direct fleet support throughout the Department of Defense. His work has had a direct, relevant, and lasting impact on not only the training of virtually every active Test Pilot, Flight Test Engineer and Test Naval Flight Officer in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Army but also on the fleet aircraft operated by those services as the vast majority of current operational types have been tested by individuals trained by Mr. McCue.

Mr. McCue has long been recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on applied aerodynamics as evidenced by his official status as an “Esteemed Fellow” within the Naval Air Systems Command. As a Senior Instructor, he continually modernized and adapted the curriculum to meet changing aircraft and flight testing needs while educating over 2500 test personnel in all aspects of graduate-level aerodynamics and flight test techniques. He has accumulated immense wisdom and skill and has demonstrated remarkable enthusiasm and proficiency for imparting his knowledge and experience to others.

Mr. McCue has displayed truly remarkable productivity and exceptional technical achievement while attaining broad national and international recognition among his peers as a leading expert in the field of rotorcraft aerodynamics and the education of research, development, test and evaluation professionals. He has been frequently called upon by the military, academic institutions, international partners, professional societies, and other agencies for assistance, education and expert testimony in the areas of flight testing and vehicle aerodynamics. His accomplishments truly merit the acclaim of the American Society of Naval Engineers by presentation of the prestigious Harold E. Saunders Award.