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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. 

Mr. William H. Ryzewic

Award: Frank C. Jones Award 


Mr. William H. Ryzewic 


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

Over the past decade, Mr. William Ryzewic has performed superbly both in his current position as Deputy Chief of Staff for Pacific Fleet Maintenance and previously as the Executive Director for Fleet Maintenance. He was the first civilian to be assigned as the Pacific Fleet Maintenance Officer, a position previously held by an Engineering Duty Flag Officer. During his forty years of outstanding service to the U.S. Navy and the Nation, he has clearly demonstrated his commitment to place the needs of the Fleet at the foreground of his concerns.

Mr. Ryzewic has been a inspirational leader in implementing the U.S. Navy’s process improvement, shipyard mission funding and the consolidation of intermediate and depot level maintenance activities. He was instrumental in every aspect of the preparation that enabled the USS George Washington (CVN 73) to be the first nuclear powered ship to be homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. Mr. Ryzewic has established a lasting relationship with the Pacific Rim countries allowing our U.S. Navy to remain strong in this region.

Recognized as a subject matter expert in the areas of submarine maintenance and modernization, Mr. Ryzewic also has a superior knowledge of the all important budget areas, which has allowed our ships to receive a sustained level of funding. Additionally, he has served as a dependable mentor to the U.S. Navy’s most senior officers. He is the consummate fleet maintenance engineer and is indeed most highly deserving of this recognition by the American Society of Naval Engineers of the Frank C. Jones Award for 2008.