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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. 

LCDR Jeffrey Payne, USCG

 Claud A. Jones Award 


LCDR Jeffrey Payne, USCG

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


LCDR Payne is cited for outstanding performance leading to major fleet improvements as Chief, Asset Management Section, U. S. Coast Guard Surface Forces Logistics Center Icebreaker, Buoy, and Construction Tender (IBCT) Product Line from July 2011 to May 2015.

Immediately following a cutter propulsion mishap, he led the response to a major safety defect discovered in the seagoing buoy tender controllable pitch propeller (CPP) system, including identification of root causes and development of both short and long term repair plans for the entire class of 16 vessels. His detailed analysis of the situation and decisive actions averted the potential need to halt operations of the cutters, whose services are crucial to maintaining approaches to all major U.S. ports and waterways.

When several asbestos and lead containing coating systems were identified by safety experts as having deteriorated to the point of jeopardizing crew health, he demonstrated exceptional initiative by leading a team that devised a plan to reduce the presence of hazardous materials on the aging inland tender fleet. He developed and validated encapsulation procedures and prioritized abatement activities, ensuring safety of crew members.

In the midst of the two heaviest Great Lakes and New England ice seasons in decades, LCDR Payne devised and arranged for repairs of multiple catastrophic casualties, including an icebreaker beset in ice with a detached rudder and significant structural damage sustained by a seagoing buoy tender due to a stern collision from a 1,000 ft freighter. His actions minimized disruptions to domestic ice breaking and kept shipping lanes open for transportation of critical home heating oil to multiple states and major metropolitan areas.

Providing exceptional service to fleet engineers, LCDR Payne led the IBCT Product Line’s effort to induct maintenance management of buoy tenders into the Coast Guard’s new mission support business model. This effort required extensive preparation of engineering data, verification of thousands of onboard configuration items, and validation of hundreds of maintenance procedure cards. This effort set the stage for streamlined fleet logistics practices and centralization of unit-level maintenance funds, which will better intertwine maintenance and supply resource allocation decisions and improve the efficiency of both unit and depot level maintenance execution.
LCDR Payne’s initiative, inspirational leadership, and service to the fleet make him truly deserving of the Society’s 2015 Claud A. Jones Award for superior performance in fleet engineering.