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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. 

Mr. Herbert V. Hitney

Award: Solberg Award
Year: 1976
Mr. Herbert V. Hitney
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following CITATION:

In recognition of his outstanding leadership and personal contributions in the field of anomalous radio propagation and his advancement of naval engineering through ingenious research and development. Mr. Hitney is particularly commended for his innovative accomplishments over his professional career of ten years during which he developed and verified computer models permitting the correct assessment of evaporation ducting effect on radar detection ranges; developed the first real time shipboard assessment system providing an accurate assessment of sensor performance in the presence of refractive layers; and contributed a genuinely new concept of passively inferring refractive structures.

His competent and remarkable accomplishments in these specialized technical areas, all of which are reflected in his endless quest for new technical developments and his continued upgrading of anomalous radio propagation programs, have been significant contributions to the advancement of naval engineering and the U.S. Navy research and development thereby making him most worthy of selection for the Solberg Award for 1976.