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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. Scott C. Ramalho

Award: Claud A. Jones Award 


Mr. Scott C. Ramalho


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

Mr. Scott C. Ramalho's work on the Fleet Standardization Plan is directly aligned to NAVSEA Commonality and Reduced Total Ownership Costs objectives. His systems engineered, reliable, non-proprietary, supportable, open architecture will dramatically improve system integration, operational availability, and life cycle support, and will result in a "generational" shift in how we provide and maintain critical systems over the 50-year life cycle of carriers, and likely across all other vessels in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Ramalho is the NAVSEA Lead Engineer Agent for CVN Ship Control Systems, Navigation Distribution and Displays, and Integrated Bridge. In this role he has led the development of system-wide engineering solutions involving an in-depth, hands-on investigation of the entire configuration. The solutions he provided involved the first "Wheel to Rudder" systems engineering approach and an integrated class wide equipment commonality, interface, and software standardization road map. At the heart of his plan is a desire to enable the Navy to move away from proprietary systems toward a common open architecture with government-owned and managed software.

Moreover, Mr. Ramalho's support and vision for the future of fleet maintenance have been outstanding. He has made himself available for routine fleet maintenance projects, and his team has become a proven incubator for developing the highest quality systems engineers and subject matter experts. His team's technical contributions reach beyond their specific mission, and will certainly impact the future direction of technologies across the fleet.

Having earned respect and commendations from officers at the highest level, Mr. Ramalho's leadership and technical skills will continue to have a lasting impact on fleet systems integration and engineering. He is most deserving of the ASNE 2012 Claud A. Jones Award for superior performance in fleet engineering.