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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 - March 2017

This member of the month is a Life Member, learn about life membership by clicking here, and keep reading to see what Raymond Kempisty had to say to Membership and Graphic Design Manager Michelle Redmon. 

Michelle: What got you into Naval Engineering? (What specific event or moment).

Raymond: My brief, stormy interview with ADM Rickover in 1977 was unsuccessful, but I was pleased to later get steam MPA school right after SWOS Basic (now known as BDOC).  At first I had a hard time and joined more than a few others in punitive after hours “stupid study.”  Luckily, a short while later a BTCM lectured, somehow differently, and it all came together in my head.

Michelle: What is a fun fact most people don't know about you?

Raymond: Detailed from the Navy to the Tower Commission staff in 1987 (Iran/Contra; Ollie North etc.) I was asked by Senator Tower to personally take a letter to President Reagan, across Pennsylvania Ave. from the New EOB.  

The letter asked Reagan to order North and Poindexter to testify, but the idea was rejected after further legal review.  I went to the nearest White House gate and asked admission.  The guard’s computer refused to show entry approval, so I was stuck.  After several calls and 45 minutes or so a coatless woman (it was a cold, snowy February day) came down the walk from the White House and I handed the letter for the president to her through the fence.  The contents became front page news for a while.


Michelle: What is one engineer/scientist/ or mathematician dead or alive would you like to meet?

Raymond: Thomas Truxtun.  Son, Navy LTJG and engineer Mitch Kempisty recently completed a tour aboard the destroyer named for him, so I did my research.  Cantankerous and brilliant (the first quality dimmed his fame), he measured sea temperatures with Benjamin Franklin while ferrying him home from France, among other Naval innovations.

Michelle: If you could engineer your perfect concession stand/food truck, what would it be?

Raymond: I’m not a big fan of food trucks, but preparation visibility is important.  Jon Favreau’s truck in the movie “Chef” comes to mind.  Even hot dog stands, where you see where the dog came from and see the tongs put it in the bun are better than dark holes from which styrofoam capsules emerge.



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.