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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. Guy Victor Holsten

 Frank C. Jones Award  


Mr. Guy Victor Holsten


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

Mr. Guy Victor Holsten is recognized across various U.S. Navy enterprises as the expert on Navy fleet operations and maintenance programs. His ability to leverage this expertise to build high-quality Navy planning, programming, and budget products serves as a model for other resource sponsors to emulate. Mr. Holsten enjoys the trust of senior Navy leadership for his technical expertise and sound judgment on all fleet maritime operations and maintenance matters, and has been relied upon to prepare testimony on fleet readiness.

Through his unmatched analytical skills and exceptional performance, he built and defended the ship maintenance requirements for two successive budget cycles. His detailed analysis of the direct effect of ship maintenance on a ship's expected service life played a major role in securing full funding of the ship maintenance requirement. These efforts greatly enhanced current and future fleet readiness. Moreover, he has significantly improved productivity through solid leadership. He leverages every opportunity to share knowledge and to promote open communication and collaboration to improve organizational effectiveness. He is a polished coach and mentor to his staff.

Mr. Holsten has set an extraordinary example through his proven expertise, leadership, and character in his role as a fleet maintenance engineer. He is a dedicated professional who is indeed highly deserving of the ASNE Frank C. Jones Award for 2012.