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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. 

CAPT Leroy A. Brown, USN (Ret.)

Award: Frank C. Jones Award 


CAPT Leroy A. Brown, USN (Ret.)


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

Captain Leroy A. Brown has been personally and directly involved in ensuring reliable and cost-effective maintenance and repairs of United States Navy ships for many years. In the past year alone he was directly responsible for the execution of 138 repair and modernization availabilities of Atlantic Fleet Ships, Submarines, and Aircraft Carriers with a cumulative contract value of over $712 Million. Moreover his extensive experience, insight and hands-on expertise together with his proactive leadership and farsighted thinking made him a key player in reshaping the organizational structure and processes used by the U.S. Navy’s ship maintenance community. His energetic support and personal involvement in much of the analysis, concept formulation and procedural development were vital to effective implementation of the regional maintenance center concept. Additionally, his strong advocacy and careful stewardship have served to demonstrate the effectiveness and value of the concept and his ideas were instrumental in standardizing it throughout the Navy.

In addition to his extensive role in leadership and management of the regional maintenance center structure and operations, Captain Brown has continued to be a driving force behind the day-to-day execution of maintenance and modernization for Atlantic Fleet Ships. As Waterfront Operations Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center, he provides highly focused leadership to 34 maintenance teams consisting of 302 civilian and military personnel responsible for planning, contract administration and execution of all private sector maintenance in the Middle Atlantic area of responsibility, which stretches all the way to the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf.

Captain Brown’s immense contributions to fleet material readiness over the past decade have built on and further enhanced a superb record of service in the area of ship maintenance and modernization that spans more than forty years. He is the consummate fleet maintenance engineer and is indeed most highly deserving of recognition by the American Society of Naval Engineers as the very first recipient of the Frank C. Jones Award.