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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. 

Mr. Roy J. Biondi and Mr. Bradford E. Kruger

Award: "Jimmie" Hamilton Award 


Mr. Roy J. Biondi and Mr. Bradford E. Kruger


For the best original paper published in the Naval Engineers Journal during the year 1981 as set forth in the following: 

Mr. Biondi and Mr. Kruger's Paper, "The Unimast Concept — A Major Departure in Shipboard Radar Antenna Installation Philosophy," in the April 1981 issue of the Naval Engineers Journal is a major contribution to the literature in the field of naval engineering. It not only meets all the selection criteria, but more importantly, represents a technical contribution to the profession which is of the highest quality, marking the Authors as worthy of technical recognition by this Society and their peers.

The concern for the overall combat system capability of warships has led the Authors to a unique concept in radar antenna design, the UNIMAST CONCEPT; in which a single integrated mast is provided for the ship's major surveillance antennas. Through this fine paper Mr. Biondi and Mr. Kruger have forcefully illustrated the present problems of ship topside design and have indicated the benefits which might be achieved in combat system performance. The Authors have made a valuable and lasting contribution to the naval engineering profession and to the literature and are worthy to receive the 1981 "Jimmie" Hamilton Award.