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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. 

Thomas G. Connors

Award: Claud A. Jones Award 


Mr. Thomas G. Connors


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

In recognition of a most significant contribution to the improvement of the material condition of our Nation's Sealift maritime forces.

Thomas G. Connors has contributed significantly to the readiness posture of the nucleus fleet ships of the Military Sealift Command.  Never before has Military Sealift been faced with an engineering challenge greater than that posed by and resulting from the Gulf War.  In 1990, at the start of the Gulf War, Mr. Connors organized a response team composed of in-house engineers along with activated Naval Reservists to provide a continual assessment of the material condition of the ships involved in the lift.  The information gathered allowed for informed decisions to be made concerning asset utilization during the most critical phases of the war.  After the cessation of hostilities, Mr. Connors developed a plan to provide for the phased removal from service and reconstitution of critical ships to ensure that our Nation would be fully capable of meeting its next sealift challenge.  Subsequently, when the ships were being reactivated to deliver food and other critical supplies to Somalia, their material condition was much improved over that which was observed during the Gulf War.  

At this point in our country's history, when sealift is beginning to be recognized as an absolutely vital national asset, Mr. Connors' accomplishments are particularly important.  His contributions over the past three years to the improvement of the operational engineering and material condition of the Military Sealift Command fleet are truly deserving of the Claud A. Jones Award for 1992.