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Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org


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. 

Jon C. Leverette

Award: Claud A. Jones Award 


Mr. Jon C. Leverette


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

Mr. Jon C. Leverette developed, prototyped, and implemented an Integrated Maintenance Program (IMP) for the T-45 aircraft that will reduce the life cycle cost of planned Preventive Maintenance by more than 90 percent.  Mr. Leverette reviewed, analyzed and repackaged all Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) based preventive maintenance tasks for the organizational, intermediate and depot levels.  This innovative program will reduce the total ownership cost for the T-45 Program by over $145 million versus a typical Standard Depot Level Maintenance (SLDM) approach.  Additionally, the IMP will substantially increase the availability of the T-45 by performing all preventive maintenance on site using organizational and intermediate level personnel and performing depot level corrective maintenance using a depot field team.  This will reduce downtime for planned maintenance to only 7-10 days every 2500 flight hours versus typically 6 months for SDLM programs.  Mr. Leverette has worked extensively with the AIR 3.0 chartered RCM Working Group to apply the T-45 IMP methodology to other aircraft programs.  


Mr. Leverette is commended for providing innovative and progressive leadership to reduce the operational cost of Navy aircraft and facilitate the recapitalization of our forces.  His contributions to operational engineering and material readiness truly epitomize the highest ideals of fleet engineering professionalism and excellence, making him particularly worthy of the Claud A. Jones Award.