1423 Powhatan St., Suite 1
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
Fax (703) 836-7491
Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org


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. Raymond Weber

 Frank C. Jones Award 


Mr. Raymond Weber


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

The 2014 Frank C. Jones award is presented to Mr. Ray Weber in recognition of his 49 year career of significant and lasting contribution to the maintenance, modernization and readiness of the U.S. Navy fleet.  


Mr. Weber enlisted in the Navy in 1967 and ascended to Master Chief Engineman.  He subsequently qualified as an Engineering Limited Duty Officer (LDO) and was selected to the program in 1978.  As a commissioned officer, he served in critical engineering billets overseeing Shipboard Engineering Operations and Depot Level Maintenance and Modernization on a myriad of ship and submarine class vessels around the world. He retired from the Navy as a LDO Lieutenant Commander in 1991, after 25 years of accomplished service. 


His Navy career formed the foundation for even more significant achievements in the private sector.  Mr. Weber joined Bath Iron Works in 1991 and was the first BIW Fleet Service Engineer embarked on USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG-51), a role that was vital to successful demonstration of the lead ship of the class, and protection of the DDG-51 Program itself. Mr. Weber earned promotions to AEGIS Fleet Support Manager, Director of Norfolk Operations and, ultimately Director of Fleet Services. In this role, he was BIWs primary face to the Fleet and repair industry leadership, while maintaining close communication with NAVSEA and responsibility for BIW field operations in Norfolk, Mayport, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Everett, and Yokosuka, Japan.  


Mr. Weber transitioned to BAE Systems in 2004 as Director of Aegis Programs, and currently serves as Director of Government Business Development. He has been heavily involved in Aegis programs, particularly DDG-51 Class ships. Most significantly, Mr. Weber is respected by senior Navy leadership as a trusted partner and advocate for Fleet Readiness, and the health of the industrial base required to sustain it.


Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Weber has always made it his duty to mentor those next in line; selflessly sharing his time, expertise and passion for doing one’s best for the U.S. Navy every single day.  In ASNE, through which he has served in numerous leadership positions, he found a willing partner dedicated to promoting the well being of the people and profession of Naval Engineering. Mr. Weber has set the standard of professionalism and dedication for nearly fifty years for all the maritime repair industry to emulate, and for this reason, ASNE is proud to honor Mr. Ray Weber as recipient of the 2014 Frank C. Jones Award.