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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 Reginald J. Erman, USN

Award: Claud A. Jones Award 


CDR Reginald J. Erman, USN 


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

Commander Reginald J. Erman, Jr., U.S. Navy, displayed exemplary leadership and engineering expertise during the past several years while serving in demanding Fleet positions of increasing responsibility and importance to the Nation’s defense. Commander Erman particularly distinguished himself as Repair Officer on board USS EMORY S. LAND (AS 39) in Submarine Squadron EIGHT during the period June 1986 to December 1988. As Repair Officer of an afloat Intermediate Maintenance Activity (IMA) supporting an SSN 688 Class nuclear attack submarine squadron, Commander Erman’s performance and achievements were extraordinary. 

His leadership and management skills resulted in &I unprecedented, across the board. afloat IMA performance that set new standards for submarine repair, including tending both Submarine Squadrons SIX and EIGHT for over a year during the overhaul of Squadron SIX’S tender. He concurrently achieved a strong record in IMA inspection and certification results. Additionally, his engineering skills enabled the submarine tender’s mobility and versatility to be decisively demonstrated through an extended deployment to the North Arabian Sea, during which the EMORY S. LAND completed over 6,000 jobs on Commander, Joint Task Force Middle East surface ships operating in the Persian Gulf. Commander Erman has continued his impressive performance this past year as Force Maintenance Officer on the Staff, Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. While achieving an all-time record of IMA performance by Atlantic Fleet submarine tenders and shore activities, he also set in motion significant and far-reaching initiatives which will dramatically modernize IMA production control and refit management methods. 

Commander Erman demonstrated the highest levels of leadership, professional engineering knowledge and managerial skills in executing major responsibilities to meet or exceed the high standards of U.S. Atlantic Fleet support.  His outstanding, aggressive  performance in demanding sea and staff billets focused on ship maintenance reflects the spirit of the Claud A. Jones Fleet Engineer Award, and qualifies him as a most worthy recipient for 1989.