1423 Powhatan St., Suite 1
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
Fax (703) 836-7491
Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org


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. Duane Roof

 Claud A. Jones Award - Fleet Engineer
Mr. Duane Roof
for his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following


Throughout a career spanning over 3 decades with the Department of the Navy (DoN) both as a Service Member and civilian employee, Mr. Duane Roof has demonstrated time and again his skills as an outstanding leader, role model, and technical expert. Mr. Roof adeptly provides and coordinates round-the-clock support to 84 surface and subsurface ships for the Tomahawk Weapon System, determining the optimum engineering solutions for a wide range of anomalies and providing his team outstanding technical and career guidance.

Mr. Duane Roof began his career with the United States Navy after graduating from high school in 1984. As a fire control technician for the MK 68 Gun Fire Control System, his career progressed in expertise with the Close-In Weapon System and Tactical Tomahawk Weapon Control System (TTWCS). Mr. Roof completed two tours with Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division between 2003 and 2012 in which his technical knowledge and skillset was relied upon for many in-service engineering activities. He left the Navy in 2012 with the rank of Master Chief. During his tenure, he was awarded numerous unit awards and five Navy Achievement, two Navy Commendation, and two Meritorious Service Medals.

In his current role, Mr. Roof serves as the Fleet Distance Support Center Manager and the Tomahawk Fleet Support/Post Development Support Group Team Lead for the Littoral and Strike Warfare Department at Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD). Mr. Roof is responsible for managing all efforts associated with Fleet operations, while guiding a team of eighteen engineers and technicians to sustain the fleet readiness of the Navy’s Tomahawk Firing Units. Mr. Roof’s actions especially shine during periods of heightened tactical operation. In the past year, his achievements included the resolution of more than 250 documented help desk issues and managing 28 successful Fleet events that required close collaboration with a diverse team of engineers, logisticians, technicians, and other stakeholders across multiple governmental and industry organizations to support the Fleet’s mission.

Mr. Roof’s expertise and resourcefulness have been an example to his peers and team members in Fleet engineering throughout his 36-year career. He effectively leverages capabilities within his team to rapidly identify and resolve Fleet problems and his ambitious determination to resolve those problems contributed tremendously toward the objective of improving integrated combat system readiness for the Tomahawk Weapon System. For his exemplary and consistent history of accomplishment to the United States Navy, ASNE is honored to announce Mr. Roof as the recipient of the 2019 Claud A. Jones award for fleet engineering.