Location

1452 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
Fax (703) 836-7491
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. 

MKCM Bradley G. McMinn, USCG

Award: Claud A. Jones Award 

 2008 

MKCM Bradley G. McMinn, USCG 

 

For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following CITATION:

Master Chief Machinery Technician Bradley McMinn is cited for outstanding achievements and contributions to improving the operational readiness of the Coast Guard Cutter Fleet while assigned to Maintenance and Logistics Commands Atlantic and Pacific, Advanced Ship System Instruction and Support Teams. Demonstrating exceptional technical abilities, Master Chief McMinn distinguished himself as an expert in the field of condition based maintenance by spearheading the development and deployment of diesel engine monitoring equipment. His expertise in leveraging these advanced diagnostic tools resulted in the early detection of impending catastrophic failures on key equipment such as main diesel engines and propulsion shafts on several cutters. As a key member of the Reliability Centered Maintenance Tiger Team, MKCM McMinn provided crucial field test results to validate the new Maintenance Procedure Cards for the Coast Guard's Diesel Engine Signature Analysis (DESA) program. His advocacy of DESA testing resulted in the expanded availability of this valuable troubleshooting system and improved maintenance data management for the entire Pacific cutter fleet.

Master Chief McMinn's technical expertise and project management skills were instrumental in the successful overhaul of main diesel engines on two 378 foot High Endurance Cutters. Overcoming significant logistical and manpower challenges, he coordinated all facets of the work including the supervision of two twelve person teams of technicians working round the clock to complete the repairs. Both main engines were overhauled successfully, resulting in timely restoration of both cutters to full operational capability.

Demonstrating sustained commitment to the Coast Guard mission, MKCM McMinn volunteered for deployment to Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. While deployed, his superior mechanical skills were instrumental in executing two emergency main engine renewals on deployed 110 foot Patrol Boats, thus restoring each cutter to meet the demanding operational requirements. MKCM McMinn's tireless efforts to ensure operational readiness and optimal material condition stand as an outstanding example for Fleet Engineers throughout the sea services. He has demonstrated the finest traditions of naval engineering excellence and is truly deserving of the American Society of Naval Engineers Claud A. Jones Award.