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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. 

Mr. John C. Hootman and Dr. Cliff Whitcomb

Award: "Jimmie" Hamilton Award 


Mr. John C. Hootman and Dr. Cliff Whitcomb


For the best original paper published in the Naval Engineers Journal during the year 2005 as set forth in the following:

The paper “A Military Effectiveness Analysis and Decision Making Framework for Naval Ship Design and Acquisition” was published in the 

Naval Engineers Journal, Summer 2005 edition. The authors have developed a new framework for performing military effectiveness analysis and design tradeoff decisions. The paper provides an extensive survey of the available literature for effectiveness analysis and multi-criteria decision making to develop a single consistent philosophy for analyses. This philosophy is applied to a requirements and effectiveness analysis case study of a conventional submarine that is performed using response surface methods to facilitate design space visualization and decision maker interaction. Measures of merit are developed and applied to the case study. The resulting requirements space and methods to visualize and explore it in a decision making context are presented and discussed in this exceptional technical paper.

The authors have proposed a framework that would facilitate concurrent consideration of requirements and effectiveness analyses with design and technology forecasting to create a unified tradeoff environment that would provide decision makers with pertinent information to facilitate better informed requirements derivation and design selection.

This authors’ methodology represents a profound improvement over traditional, ad hoc tradeoff methodologies; providing a continuous, interactive design space examination tool that can be used by decision makers in real time to simultaneously explore the impact of requirements, product design variables and emerging technologies during concept formulation and development. The authors are highly deserving of the Society’s 2005 “Jimmie” Hamilton Award.