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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. 

Member of the Month - February 2018

Our February Member of the Month is ASNE President, RADM Tony Lengerich, USN (Ret.). Membership Manager Michelle asked him a few questions about his enthusiasm for ASNE -- check out his responses below.

Michelle - Why is becoming a member of ASNE important?
Tony - Let me turn that question just a bit. The question I often get is "What's in it for me?"; to which I reply; What are your career plans? If your ambition is to be a future leader in the business of providing our nation with the world's most capable naval systems, then you need to connect with today's leaders. You need to be see and be seen. Being good at your "daytime job" is important, but what sets you apart is who you are and what you do outside of office hours. What ASNE offers is an opportunity to work closely with current leaders; to observe first hand how they handle complex issues; how they build successful teams and how balance the demands of work and family. Most importantly, ASNE provides its members the opportunity to be seen and be helped in their careers in an environment that greatly complements their day-to-day work environment.

Michelle - What about ASNE makes you most proud?
Tony - Where to start! Our sections are the heart of ASNE; we have great leaders in every section and terrific members. Our committees on the national and local level are staffed by wonderful volunteers who work hard to bring relevant programs to our members and the naval/maritime community at larger. I must mention the members of our national council (past and present) who continue to shepherd ASNE forward; restructuring our internal processes and taking bold steps to assure ASNE's future. And, I am very proud of our headquarters staff, who bring their enthusiasm and talent to the office every day. The collective result of their hard work is a refreshed ASNE, with a modern look/feel and a robust digital presence. All these folks are positioning ASNE for it's next 130 years of successful service and I am in awe of their commitment and efforts.

Michelle - What would you say is the best part about the ASNE Community?
Tony - This one is easy; our members! I could fill a book with the advice, encouragement and new ideas that I've been privileged to receive from so many of our members. A great mentor of mine told me that leadership is as much about listening as it is about directing. Being a good listener isn't easy for me, but what I've learned is that there is a huge amount of knowledge and experience resident in the ASNE community. Being a member of the ASNE community is like having the key to world's most extensive library of hard-earned wisdom.

Michelle - What does being the President of ASNE mean to you?
Tony - When I accepted the nomination, I had the naïve notion this was one of those responsibilities I incurred when I was promoted to Flag rank in the US Navy; to "give back". How wrong I was! Being president of an organization that is totally committed to the advancement of the skills of its members and survives only by the willingness and energy of it's membership, is an extraordinary privilege. The president's role is to simultaneously imagine the future; manage the present and honor the past. The president's job is to accomplish all three, with a small staff and an army of volunteers. Nothing could be more challenging, or more rewarding.

Nominate a Member of the Month

Have someone you'd like to nominate as Member of the Month?  Please direct nominations to Michelle Redmon, mredmon@navalengineers.org.