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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. 

LT Caitlin R. Clemons, USCG

 Claud A. Jones Award 


LT Caitlin R. Clemons, USCG


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

As the leader of a team supporting the 40+ year-old 378’ High Endurance Cutter fleet, the recently reactivated polar icebreaker, and the USCGC Alex Haley; LT Caitlin R. Clemons has demonstrated exceptional skill and vision that have directly impacted maintenance procedures and software updates leading to improved fleet readiness.

LT Clemons’ tremendous efforts in leading electronics equipment validations for the Long Range Enforcer Product Line have improved fleet electronics configuration and maintenance data; a major step forward in support of the Coast Guard’s strategic goal of integrating and modernizing electronic equipment support. By leading the charge to modernize two major IT systems, LT Clemons has significantly enhanced cutter fleet readiness by improving the quality and timeliness of maintenance management and providing the capability for deep insight into the relationship between operational degradation and equipment maintenance.

In addition to her direct efforts in support of fleet maintenance; LT Clemons’ superior leadership, professionalism, and technical expertise have had a significant and positive effect on her direct subordinates, fellow officers, and the cutter crews she has interacted with. She has actively trained and mentored subordinates to further their educational goals and improve their ability to support the fleet for years to come.

LT Clemons is an extremely talented Naval Engineer. Her initiative, inspirational leadership, and meticulous planning have provided lasting improvements to cutter configuration control, maintenance parts allowance, and contract specifications, and make her truly deserving of the Society’s 2014 Claud A. Jones Award for superior performance in fleet engineering.