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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. Edward N. Comstock

Award: Harold E. Saunders Award
Year: 2014
Mr. Edward N. Comstock
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following:

A highly regarded leader in the field of naval engineering, Mr. Edward Comstock, has used his managerial and technical expertise in a variety of key leadership positions to help transform the Navy of today into a force for the future with new and advanced war-fighting capabilities necessary to counter projected and emergent asymmetric threats.

Mr. Comstock provided key leadership for achieving significant progress in the effectiveness and productivity of ship design engineers by developing and implementing new technologies and transferring technology to and from industry. His exceptional leadership qualities combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship to achieve breakthrough performance. He pioneered and relentlessly pursued sustained improvements in warship capabilities and streamlined warship design, acquisition, and construction processes. During times of dramatic changes when specific applications were continually changing, Mr. Comstock steadfastly followed the timeless leadership principles of outstanding human performance and transformed the Navy’s ship design and acquisition organizations.

Mr. Comstock is also a dedicated mentor, helping develop the next generation of naval ship design engineers. Additionally, he continues to exercise great influence in the profession through his leadership in professional societies, membership on the Marine Board and participation in a variety of other boards and studies.

Widely recognized as an international expert in ship design, naval architecture, and ship hydrodynamics, Mr. Comstock has been instrumental in sustaining the Nation’s capabilities to design cost-effective warships and has brought great credit to the naval engineering profession. The profound character and influence of Mr. Comstock’s collective contributions prove him to be truly deserving of the Society’s 2014 Harold E. Saunders Medal Award.