CAPT Dale Lumme ’80, USN (Ret.)

Mid-Atlantic Region Trustee

Dale Lumme is the National Executive Director of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). Founded in 1888,the Society is the leading professional engineering organization for engineers, scientists and professionals who design, develop, test, build and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems. 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.

Immediately before leading ASNE, Lumme was the Corporate Secretary and Executive Director of the Naval Historical Foundation. Previously Lumme was a maritime advisor and strategic planner at The Spectrum Group - Washington’s premier executive advisory firm – at the strategic interface between business and government. Lumme was the President of the Navy League of the United States, National Capital Council, and President of the USNA Alumni Association, Greater Washington Chapter. Lumme is the past Chairman of the National Maritime Policy Committee, and the former National Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Navy League of the United States, a civilian organization founded in 1902, dedicated to supporting the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and the U.S.-flag Merchant Marine, and educating American citizens and elected officials about the importance of Maritime Security.

Lumme is a retired naval aviator with seven deployments flying the Light Airborne MultiPurpose Systems (LAMPS) MK-I, SH-2F, and MK-III, SH-60 B aircraft embarked on Frigates, Destroyers and Cruisers, along with additional overseas assignments as Flag LT deployed with Cruiser Destroyer Group Three (CCDG-3), embarked in USS Enterprise, and Aide de Camp duties to the Commander Seventh Fleet, embarked in USS Blue Ridge.  Lumme served with the Operations Directorate (J-3) at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and after aviation command served as the Executive Assistant to the Commander-In-Chief Atlantic Fleet, and Deputy Executive Assistant  to the Chief of Naval Operations. Lumme's last active duty assignment was at the Office of Legislative Affairs, serving as the Staff Director of the Secretary of the Navy House of Representatives liaison office.  After Naval Service, Lumme spent 6 years with Alliant Techsystems Inc., as an aviation and maritime operations business development and government relations corporate level executive.

In recognition of his numerous sea duty deployments, Lumme is authorized to wear personal, campaign and Battle Efficiency Awards, Meritorious and Navy Unit Commendations, but is most proud of the command and unit commendations because they represented the hard work, sacrifice, and synergistic accomplishments of all ship, command, and squadron mates.  Lumme has been awarded the Distinguished Civilian Public Service Medal, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of the Navy, Superior Civilian Public Service Medal.

Lumme has been a director on several Boards, including Remember My Service – dedicated to honoring the legacy of service members, the Association of the U.S. Navy, Global Nexus Alliance – focusing on international security and engagement alliances, and as a national director on the Board of Directors for the Navy League of the United States.  Dale Lumme is a native of Madison, Ohio and is an avid [and frustrated] Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and yes, still a Cleveland Browns fan.