1423 Powhatan St., Suite 1
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
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Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org


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. 

CAPT Paul M. Wolff, USN (Ret.)

Award: Solberg Award
Year: 1967
CAPT Paul M. Wolff, USN (Ret.)
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following CITATION:

For outstanding service in the furtherance of environmental science as Officer in Charge of Fleet Numerical Weather Facility, Monterey, California. Captain Wolff, a pioneer in the concept of numerical weather analysis and the development of numerical oceanographic programs to meet the requirements of the Navy for environmental support, has been instrumental in the development of a world-wide computer network for the collection of meteorological and oceanographic data, the analysis of this data and the timely distribution of numerically produced environmental products.

Captain Wolff's keen scientific insight into the potentialities of the computer when applied to the complex theoretical formulae of environmental analysis and forecasting, and his dedication to the realization of practical computer applications, have created unprecedented advances in ability to provide adequate environmental support for today's sophisticated atmospheric and under-sea weaponry. His unexcelled professional ability and managerial skill have guided the development of numerous pioneering efforts in dynamic meteorology and physical oceanography culminating during 1967 with development of advanced underwater sound mapping techniques and sound propagation loss models which contribute significantly to the successful conduct of antisubmarine warfare.