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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 Bradford Paul Bittle, USN

Award: Claud A. Jones Award 


CDR Bradford Paul Bittle, USN


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

Commander Bradford Bittle has demonstrated exceptional performance and achievement while serving as Force Modernization Officer for Commander Naval Air Force and as Chief Engineer of the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN.  His exemplary leadership and superb technical expertise contributed substantially to the effective mission accomplishment of both commands and distinguish him as a rising leader of Fleet maintenance and modernization.

As Force Modernization Officer, Commander Bittle led the development of the Naval Aviation Enterprise Aircraft Carrier Modernization Process ensuring compliance with the maintenance budgeting cycle, Carrier Team ONE availability planning milestones, and the Navy modernization process.  His dynamic leadership ensured implementation of the complex transition on all eleven aircraft carriers with minimal disruption to the modernization plan across the Future Years Defense Plan.

Hand-selected as the Chief Engineer of the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Commander Bittle oversaw preventive and corrective maintenance for the ship during deployment in support of operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and the Global War on Terrorism. The successful completion of ABRAHAM LINCOLN’s 2009 Planned Incremental Availability was directly attributable to his efforts and his technical leadership positioned the ship to successfully complete two deployments before her Refueling Complex Overhaul in 2012.

Commander Bittle’s proactive leadership, exceptional systems knowledge, meticulous planning, and detailed execution oversight of complex maintenance make him a vital part of Carrier Team ONE and the naval engineering community.  His efforts have enhanced the readiness of the carrier force and improved Fleet efforts to maintain ships over their 50-year lifespan.  For his high standard of excellence in Fleet engineering and his commitment to upholding the ideals of the Society, he is most highly deserving of the 2009 Claud A. Jones Award.