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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 Dennis L. Richardson, USN


 Claud A. Jones Award 



LCDR Dennis L. Richardson, USN

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



LCDR Dennis L. Richardson has made significant contributions to enhancing fleet and material readiness through support of Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) while onboard USS San Antonio (LPD 17) from September 2013 to June 2014 and management of Atlantic’s only LCAC Fleet Maintenance Activity (FMA) from July 2014 to September 2016. An exceptional leader in engineering, maintenance, and repair, his combined technical skill and innovative ideas to provide organizational, intermediate, and depot-level maintenance and repair to 35 LCAC in support of Amphibious Striking Force capability for Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command; Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, and Commander, Naval Beach Group TWO.

He ensured excellence in LCAC missions and considered ‘perfection’ as the standard when it came to contributing to combat missions around the globe. The LCAC have experience many operational successes during the past three years and maintained excellent records of achievement, while deploying to FIFTH and SIXTH Fleets in support of Global Expeditionary Operations and participation in numerous multi-national and coalition exercises.

LCDR Richardson led the LCAC FMA team to achieve excellence by recognizing opportunities, understanding and eliminating true constraints, improving processes and maximizing available resources. He created an environment for success by developing specialists, managing their resources and improving their processes – focusing on the tenets of timeliness, quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness. Through his efforts, the LCAC FMA executed 450,000 production hours and saved over $26.4 million in contractor cost avoidance for depot maintenance requirements for fiscal year 2016. Most noteworthy is the authorship and reorganization of Assault Craft Unit FOUR’s maintenance philosophy; realigning manpower and resources encompassing 600 Sailors on sea and shore duty. His efforts are further validated by the high level of materiel and combat readiness for deployed LCAC and their ability to meet Operational Commander’s tasking, which resulted in an elevated LCAC readiness from 38% to 72% in eight months, the highest recorded in ten years. His implementation of innovations and repair strategies, intrusive leadership, improved quality assurance procedures and processes across various disciplines increased efficiency. Throughout the past three years, his unwavering determination, steadfast devotion and dedication to maintenance excellence, has exceeded all professional and performance expectations.

Lieutenant Commander Dennis L. Richardson’s unparalleled accomplishments, dedication to process improvement, and selfless dedication to the mission and people make him highly deserving of the Society’s 2016 Claud A. Jones Award for superior performance in fleet engineering.