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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. 

Mr. Larry A. Wilkerson

Award: Claud A. Jones Award 


Mr. Larry A. Wilkerson


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

As Chief, Engineering Services Division, U.S. Coast Guard Surface Forces Logistics Center from June 2008 to November 2011, 

Mr. Larry A. Wilkerson was a driving force behind the Coast Guard’s history-making logistics modernization, transforming the Coast Guard Naval Engineering program from a regionalized mission support network to a national fleet support enterprise, harnessing over 2,700 mission support personnel into a single national logistics center supporting the entire Coast Guard Fleet worldwide. 

Answering the Commandant’s mandate for a common logistics system, Mr. Wilkerson spearheaded the initiative to implement the model for surface fleet support. Hand-picked as the Coast Guard’s first surface asset Product Line Manager, his successful implementation of modernized logistics yielded major readiness improvements as the small boat fleet met all operational availability targets, slashed supply-chain degraders, and cut maintenance costs by 20%, paving the way for the stand-up of five Product Lines supporting all Coast Guard surface assets. As principal designer of the new organizational construct and functional descriptions for Coast Guard naval engineering support, Mr. Wilkerson spearheaded process re-engineering and the training of product line staff, accelerating the development of maintenance procedures and slashing Engineering Change cycle time, driving an 8% operational reliability improvement for the Medium Endurance Cutter Fleet. 

Mr. Wilkerson’s exceptional accomplishments in transforming Coast Guard Naval Engineering will enhance Coast Guard surface forces operational engineering and material readiness for decades to come, which stands as the crowning achievement of his 42-year career. Mr. Wilkerson’s leadership, technical acumen, and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of naval engineering, and he is truly deserving of the 2011 ASNE Claud A. Jones award.