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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. 

CDR Stephen P. Markle, USN, PE, and Sean E. Gill

Award: "Jimmie" Hamilton Award 


CDR Stephen P. Markle, USN, P.E.; and Sean E. Gill


For the best original paper published in the Naval Engineers Journal during the year 2001 as set forth in the following 

The paper "T-AKE: Acquiring the Environmentally Sound Ship of the 21st Century" was presented at ASNE Day 2001 and published in the Naval Engineers Journal of Fall 2001. The authors are recognized for their significant documentation of the environmental, safety, and health integration model (EIM) and its application to the T-AKE ship acquisition program. Institutionalization of environmental, safety, and health (ESH) requirements will substantially reduce waste streams relative to ships being replaced, with commensurate savings in life-cycle costs. Establishment of ESH requirements in this program provides a model and methodology for follow-on programs.

The authors note the crucial importance of integrating environmental protection requirements occurs during RFP development and crafting of contract language. They stress the imperative of early identification of ESH requirements at program onset to enable management of explicit and derived ESH risks. ESH risk reduction entails not only traditional ESH systems such as HAZMAT control, but also whole ship design decisions that have a derived ESH effect. They provide specific recommendations to ease the implementation of ESA requirements in future programs.

The authors have captured the essence of environmental engineering as it applies to the field of naval engineering. The paper is clearly in keeping with the high technical standards of the Naval Engineers Journal. The authors are most deserving of the Society's 2001 "Jimmie" Hamilton Award.