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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. 

This award was established in 2006 to honor RADM Frank C. Jones, USN, who, over a lifetime of service to our nation and the American Society of Naval Engineers, was a highly respected and admired leader. His leadership in the field of major maintenance and alterations at three naval shipyards and a number of related naval commands is particularly noteworthy and is honored by this award. He was an active member of ASNE throughout his career and most notably served as President from 1968-1969. A very generous bequest from RADM Jones enables ASNE to recognize naval engineering professionals in this important field of ship repair and alterations.

Therefore, the RADM Frank C. Jones Award for Major Maintenance and Alteration Achievements hereby recognizes those Naval Engineering professionals who, over a period of at least ten years culminating in the current year, have substantially and significantly contributed to their agency’s intermediate and/or depot-level ship maintenance and/or alteration programs that involve the complex work of managing, planning, preparation and/or execution of extensive repairs, overhauls, upgrades and/or modernizations. 

Major vessel maintenance and alterations are two of the most complex areas of naval engineering. These intermediate and depot-level projects involve nearly all shipboard systems, many thousands of man hours, comprehensive planning and integration, complex procurements and the ability to successfully orchestrate a matrix of interlocking deadlines. These deadlines are critical considering the growing national defense priority to increase the time between ship overhauls and maintain greater operational availability of naval ships in forward deployment status for longer periods of operations. 

Furthermore, this difficult and challenging work involves all elements of the total ship system including hull, mechanical, electrical, electronics, combat systems, C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) and aviation systems. The nominee’s contributions in this multifaceted discipline of naval engineering must be above field-level maintenance and should include any aspect of intermediate and/or depot-level repair or alterations including program management, planning, design or project execution. Specific evidence of the nominee’s personal and professional leadership and an assessment of the significance of the nominee’s particular contributions to the areas of major maintenance and/or alterations shall be included in the award nomination. If applicable, the nomination should include specific mention of the nominee’s service contributions to ASNE or other professional societies during the period of consideration for this award.



Mr. Daniel Spagone, Sr., USN



Ms. Sarah E. Wickenheiser

Mr. Charles F. “Fred” Brady


Mr. Troy H. Kaichen


Mr. Richard Pietrantoni, FCCM(SW) USN (Ret.)


Mr. Brian J. Edwards


Mr. Andrew G. Fogelberg


Mr. Henri “Hank” Zajic


Mr. Raymond Weber


Mr. Charles Zerbe


Mr. Guy Victor Holsten


Mr. William F. Clifford


Mr. Craig Flynn


Dr. Thomas J. Murphy


Mr. William H. Ryzewic


RADM Jeffrey A. Brooks, USN


CAPT Leroy A. Brown, USN (Ret.)