Mr. Raymond Weber
Frank C. Jones Award
Mr. Raymond Weber
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following:
The 2014 Frank C. Jones award is presented to Mr. Ray Weber in recognition of his 49 year career of significant and lasting contribution to the maintenance, modernization and readiness of the U.S. Navy fleet.
Mr. Weber enlisted in the Navy in 1967 and ascended to Master Chief Engineman. He subsequently qualified as an Engineering Limited Duty Officer (LDO) and was selected to the program in 1978. As a commissioned officer, he served in critical engineering billets overseeing Shipboard Engineering Operations and Depot Level Maintenance and Modernization on a myriad of ship and submarine class vessels around the world. He retired from the Navy as a LDO Lieutenant Commander in 1991, after 25 years of accomplished service.
His Navy career formed the foundation for even more significant achievements in the private sector. Mr. Weber joined Bath Iron Works in 1991 and was the first BIW Fleet Service Engineer embarked on USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG-51), a role that was vital to successful demonstration of the lead ship of the class, and protection of the DDG-51 Program itself. Mr. Weber earned promotions to AEGIS Fleet Support Manager, Director of Norfolk Operations and, ultimately Director of Fleet Services. In this role, he was BIWs primary face to the Fleet and repair industry leadership, while maintaining close communication with NAVSEA and responsibility for BIW field operations in Norfolk, Mayport, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Everett, and Yokosuka, Japan.
Mr. Weber transitioned to BAE Systems in 2004 as Director of Aegis Programs, and currently serves as Director of Government Business Development. He has been heavily involved in Aegis programs, particularly DDG-51 Class ships. Most significantly, Mr. Weber is respected by senior Navy leadership as a trusted partner and advocate for Fleet Readiness, and the health of the industrial base required to sustain it.
Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Weber has always made it his duty to mentor those next in line; selflessly sharing his time, expertise and passion for doing one’s best for the U.S. Navy every single day. In ASNE, through which he has served in numerous leadership positions, he found a willing partner dedicated to promoting the well being of the people and profession of Naval Engineering. Mr. Weber has set the standard of professionalism and dedication for nearly fifty years for all the maritime repair industry to emulate, and for this reason, ASNE is proud to honor Mr. Ray Weber as recipient of the 2014 Frank C. Jones Award.