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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. 

2011 "Jimmie" Hamilton Award

 "Jimmie" Hamilton Award 


Mr. Joseph M. Bradley, Mr. William J. Dalton, Ms. Christy Goff, RDML(SEL) Michael Jabaley, USN, Mr. Charles McNamara, Mr. Christopher S. Trost


For the best original paper published in the Naval Engineers Journal during the year 2011 as set forth in the following CITATION:

The paper “Maximizing Platform Value: Increasing VIRGINIA Class Deployments” was published in the Naval Engineers Journal, 2011, Volume 123, Number 3. The authors describe actions arising from pressure to reduce Total Ownership Cost (TOC) that may have the potential to inadvertently limit available platform mission time if the full consequences, including indirect impacts, are not rigorously assessed and analyzed in advance.

The authors present a comprehensive simulation analysis for likely results of alternative plans and/or policies to reduce TOC and provide insight into where changes can be made across multiple stakeholders to efficiently and effectively achieve program goals for deployments. The simulation is integrated into the VIRGINIA Class processes to identify specific areas where changes have high leverage to increase mission time, evaluate specific changes proposed by the TOC effort, and track progress toward achieving mission time goals.

The authors describe their method to capture TOC effectiveness through a time-phased dynamic simulation of the lifecycle employment of VIRGINIA Class Submarines (including depot maintenance time) that was developed to determine the likely submarine employment consequences of the plans, policies, and constraints of the stakeholders involved, ensuring that the lifecycle maintenance plan targets were achieved. The simulation is validated against historical performance of LOS ANGELES Class maintenance execution at public shipyards, explicitly adjusting for known differences in VIRGINIA Class work packages.

The authors explained the fundamental aspects involved in both clearly written and well-presented graphical forms that made this paper stand out from other papers. The authors have demonstrated superior knowledge of the subject matter, and explained it so that a wide audience can benefit from the results of this study. The authors are highly deserving of the Society’s 2011 “Jimmie” Hamilton Award.