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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 Kenneth P. Roey, USN

Award: Claud A. Jones Award 


CDR Kenneth P. Roey, USN


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

As Repair Officer, Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA), San Diego from April 1994 to March 1997, Commander Roey was directly responsible for the complete turn around of the SIMA San Diego waterfront reputation, leading the organization to unequaled heights of productivity, quality and professional excellence.  He brilliantly orchestrated the efforts of some 70 production shops and 20 support shops, consisting of over 1,800 personnel, in the superb execution of over 74,000 repairs and services, including 1,900 casualty reports, in support of more than 1,000 ship repair availabilities.  He was the Command's cornerstone of innovative leadership in achieving world class efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction.  Through a variety of quality process improvements he increased average shop unit productivity by 35 percent, decreased job turn around times by 30 percent, and oversaw the establishment of the diesel engine, calibration and life raft regional repair centers.        

Commander Roey's greatest impact was dramatically improved customer service.  Commander Roey’s example and presence on the deckplates set the tone.  Whether on a holiday weekend or at 2100 in the evening, Commander Roey personally led the repair teams in completing quality repairs and answering customer ship concerns.  His concern for customers spread throughout the organization, resulting in vastly improved Fleet feedback, with hundreds of Bravo Zulus from ships of Naval Surface Force, Pacific Fleet.  Other recognition included the Secretary of Defense Maintenance Award and the only Department of Navy winner of the Presidential Special Quality Achievement Award.

As the Navy's largest and busiest Intermediate Maintenance Activity, SIMA San Diego serves as the cornerstone of Regional Maintenance in the Southwest Region.  Commander Roey's systematic and highly successful improvements in long-term quality and efficiency came at exactly the right time to counter-balance the industrial capacity lost by decommissioning of Pacific Fleet tenders and Long Beach Naval Shipyard.  Commander Roey has demonstrated the highest ideals of fleet engineering and is most deserving of the Claud A. Jones Award.