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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. 

Dr. Thomas J. Murphy

Award: Frank C. Jones Award 


Dr. Thomas J. Murphy 


for his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following citation:


Dr. Thomas Murphy has played a leading role in policy development, process definition and execution of U.S. Navy ship maintenance and repair programs while serving in several key positions over the past decade. As Commanding Officer of Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, USN, Portsmouth, Virginia, he played an essential role in development of the Navy’s future contracting strategy. As the senior civilian for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center he played a central role in the formation, stand-up and operation of the Regional Maintenance Center concept, and he led a coordinated effort with the other Regional Maintenance Centers to standardize best practices nationwide. Additionally, he has played a key role in the further evolution of the ship maintenance structure through his careful attention and support for the disestablishment of the Regional Maintenance Center and the stand-up of the Norfolk Ship Support Activity.

Over more than thirty years of combined military and civilian service to the U.S. Navy, Dr. Murphy has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to continual improvement of Fleet maintenance and repair programs and he has been instrumental in the introduction of innovative methods and management concepts which have ultimately improved the material readiness of our Navy’s ships. Additionally, Dr. Murphy’s farsighted and proactive approach has helped pave the way for global process improvement and standardization across the entire Navy ship maintenance community.  For his demonstrated expertise and ongoing commitment to Fleet maintenance and the future of U.S. Navy ship readiness, Dr. Murphy is most highly deserving of the American Society of Naval Engineers’ Frank C. Jones Award for 2009.