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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. 

LCDR Roberto M. Abubo, USN

Award: Claud A. Jones Award 


LCDR Roberto M. Abubo, USN


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

Lieutenant Commander Abubo demonstrated exceptional performance and achievement while serving as Chief Engineer in the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and at Afloat Training Group Pacific. His exemplary leadership and superb technical expertise contributed substantially to effective mission accomplishment by both commands.

While serving as the Deputy Engineering Assessor for Steam Ships at the Afloat Training Group Pacific, Lieutenant Commander Abubo traveled extensively through the Pacific Fleet, accomplishing over 80 ship engineering certifications. His dedication to duty and professional application of exacting standards contributed directly to improvement in the material readiness of the Pacific Fleet’s surface ships.

As Chief Engineer on USS Bonhomme Richard, Lieutenant Commander Abubo developed a successful plan for a light-off assessment that became the guide and benchmark for all Third Fleet units. The effective application of his plan resulted in citation by Commander, Amphibious Group THREE and by Afloat Training Group Pacific for the outstanding preparation and superior performance of his engineering team. Subsequently he effectively led his department through a highly successful engineering certification, becoming the first ship in the Navy to achieve engineering certification during the Unit Level Training Assessment. Additionally, Lieutenant Commander Abubo effectively led his department through many other successes including recognition by the Secretary of the Navy’s Energy Conservation Award and selection as Self Sufficient Ship of the Quarter. 

Lieutenant Commander Abubo is an inspirational leader who has displayed an exceptional ability to motivate his peers and subordinates to remarkable dedication and achievement. He has demonstrated the finest traditions of naval engineering excellence and is truly deserving of the American Society of Naval Engineers Claud A. Jones Award.