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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. 

CW04 Gregory Collins, USN

Award: Claud A. Jones Award 


CW04 Gregory Collins, USN


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

As the only Officer-in-Charge of the Maintenance, Material Management (3M) Training and Inspection team for Commander, Naval Air Forces Atlantic and Pacific Carrier assets, Chief Warrant Officer Gregory Collins has made significant contributions to improving the material reediness of our maritime forces.

An exceptional leader in Engineering and Repair, Chief Warrant Officer Collins combined unequaled knowledge of fleet and aircraft carrier maintenance programs with an untiring work ethic to produce consistently outstanding operational readiness. Most significantly, he has supported nine successful deployments of Atlantic and Pacific Fleet Carriers, keeping them in excellent material condition and combat readiness. All aircraft carriers were professionally supported as material discrepancies arose such that no Atlantic or Pacific Fleet aircraft carrier missed a single operational commitment.

His extraordinary leadership and administrative abilities set him apart from his contemporaries. He has established himself as a procedural expert for all 3M matters. He is a firm, fair and impartial leader and mentor, with the ability to energize and influence fleet leadership to reaching their highest levels. He has championed major improvements to the Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic 3M instruction and inspection processes as well as implementing program improvements that will insure the continued highest levels of material conditions of our aircraft carrier fleet.

By his dynamic direction, keen judgment, and loyal devotion to duty, Chief Warrant Officer Collins reflects great credit upon himself and upholds the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service and he is truly deserving of the Society’s 2013 Claud A. Jones Award.