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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. Craig Flynn

Award: Frank C. Jones Award  


Mr. Craig Flynn


For his significant contribution to naval engineering.



Mr. Craig Flynn’s department of Navy career began in 1980 at the Naval Underwater System Center in New London, CT.  He began as a licensed tradesman supporting the facility maintenance department.  Mr. Flynn pursued an Engineering degree going to school at night and eventually completed two separate Associate of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Aided Engineering.  He later transferred to the Research and Development sector where he spent 14 years in the Environmental Assessment Branch.  

This assignment enabled him to support many different product line Research and Development projects at one time, participating in pre and post production component and system level design and testing of:
- Submarine and surface ship underwater acoustics
- Submarine towed array systems
- Submarine and surface sonar systems
- Fiber optic sensors and hull penetrators
- Communication systems

On several occasions Mr. Flynn supported the product line codes with on-site field engineering on:
- Underwater explosive shock tests
- Acoustical transducer testing
- Sea test of pre-production surface ship sonar

Mr. Flynn transferred to Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, RI, in 1997.  Later that year he received the NUWC Division Newport center level award for Development Engineering for his support on a New Surface Ship Sonar System. In 1998 Mr. Flynn transferred to the Electromagnetics and Communications Department, Code 34, Mechanical Design Branch.  The initial tasking related to submarine periscope system upgrades and installations.

In 2002, Mr. Flynn was selected to manage the future sustainment of the Navy’s new submarine High Data Rate Antenna.  This effort has lead to his present position as Manager of the Submarine High Data Rate Antenna National Maintenance Center (Sub HDR NMC).  The Sub HDR NMC is the single point repair upgrade and restoration facility for the Sub HDR Mast Electronic Group.  

In 2010, Mr. Flynn was presented the NUWC Div NPT Lean Management Award for his management of the Sub HDR NMC.