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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. 

RADM Jeffrey A. Brooks, USN

Award: Frank C. Jones Award 


RADM Jeffrey A. Brooks, USN


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

A man of vision with the highest integrity and moral fiber, Admiral Brooks has focused his career on caring for his people as he charted a long-term course for them to follow. He is an engineer of the highest caliber and an exceptional leader who surrounds himself with competent individuals empowered to excel. Having served an unprecedented total of nearly seven consecutive years in the Navy’s two Fleet Maintenance Officer positions, Admiral Brooks has been the driving force for positive ship maintenance changes in our Navy.

His notable successes include the establishment of the Navy’s seven Regional Maintenance Centers (RMCs). By consolidating thirty three previously separate activities into seven RMCs, the Navy now has a more effective waterfront maintenance organization providing customers with a single common point of entry for all ship maintenance activity in each of the Navy’s major home ports. In addition, Admiral Brooks led the streamlining of Surface Ship and Carrier maintenance to the Organization/Depot Level mode of operation. This change resulted in a minimum $255 million savings across the Future Year Defense Plan and contributed over 2,200 billets to the CNO downsizing target while retaining full capability to accomplish required work. Finally, Admiral Brooks drove the development of the Maintenance Figure of Merit program, the Navy’s first objective metric set that will measure the real-time material health of the Fleet and provide maintenance and operations-linked decision making capability. This program has been institutionalized as the sole maintenance input into the Equipment Pillar for the Defense Readiness Reporting System – Navy and is being considered for potential DoD-wide roll-out.

Admiral Brooks’ legacy will live on, not only in his accomplishments and institutionalized programs, but also in the lives and careers he has touched and shaped. He is the consummate fleet maintenance engineer and is indeed most highly deserving of recognition by the American Society of Naval Engineers as the 2007 recipient of the Frank C. Jones Award.