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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 James M. Hunn, USN

Award: Claud A. Jones Award 


CDR James M. Hunn, USN


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

Commander James Hunn has spent his entire naval career dedicated to engineering and material readiness. He has demonstrated personal resourcefulness, enthusiasm, and perseverance and has served the Navy and the Nation well at a time of critical need. His superior accomplishments are in the highest traditions of U.S. Fleet support engineering and reflect the spirit of the Claud A. Jones Fleet Engineer Award. In January 1991, Commander Hunn was summoned for Temporary Additional Duty as Maintenance Director and Executive Officer of the Ship Repair Unit Detachment in Bahrain, where he spearheaded the Desert Storm mine damage repairs to USS Tripoli (LPH-10) and USS Princeton (CG-59). 

Widely recognized by the Fleet and Type Commanders as the expert in voyage repairs, and more particularly battle damage repair in the Persian Gulf, he was hand-picked for the six month assignment, which then expanded to ten months, based on his outstanding performance. While attached to the Type Commander’s staff during previous hostilities, he had spent two months in Bahrain for battle assessment and supervision of repairs to USS Stark  (FFG-13) for missile damage, and a year later went to Dubai for mine strike damage on USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58). This experience in crises was to prove invaluable and confirm the wise choice of Commander Hunn as the on scene expert in battle repair, the ultimate test of a fleet engineer’s capabilities. 

Commander James Hunn is a most worthy recipient of the American Society of Naval Engineers Claud A. Jones Award for 1991. He is an engineer who cares about fleet readiness-and it shows.