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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 Carl N. Strawbridge, USN

Award: Claud A. Jones Award 


CDR Carl N. Strawbridge, USN


For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following:

In recognition of outstanding leadership and technical achievement in the discharge of naval engineering duties in the Fleet. Commander Carl N. Strawbridge, U.S. Navy, while serving as Repair Officer aboard USS Acadia (AD 42) from 1985 to 1987 has been recognized officially as exemplary in achieving the type commander's goals of self sufficiency and effective and efficient use of resources with numerous initiatives and accomplishments cited in the areas of both scheduled and voyage ship repairs, including nuclear system repairs.

A particularly fateful responsibility then fell to Commander Strawbridge when the Acadia was tasked in 1987 to repair, on site in the Persian Gulf, the battle damage incurred by USS Stark (FFG 3 1). In the' role of coordinator of the entire repair effort, Commander Strawbridge demonstrated the highest levels of engineering technical knowledge, industrial management skills and professional supervisory leadership, such that the result was a two week early completion and flawless sea trials for Stark. Based on the experience gained by Acadia in effecting these repairs, Commander Strawbridge then prepared a comprehensive battle damage "Lessons Learned" package to improve FFG class capability for battle damage repair.

As Repair Officer aboard Acadia, Commander Strawbridge has demonstrated personal resourcefulness, forceful leadership and industrial competence which are in the highest traditions of U.S. Fleet support engineering, serving both the Navy and the Nation at a time of critical need. Such performance qualifies him as most worthy to receive the Claud A. Jones Award for 1987, and to be the first recipient of that Award.