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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. Brian J. Edwards 

 Frank C. Jones Award 


Mr. Brian J. Edwards


Over his 38 year career, Mr. Edwards has provided substantial innovation, vision, and leadership to the Department of the Navy, particularly focused on Depot Level Maintenance and Modernization of aircraft carriers and submarines. His career is a continuum of increasing challenges, responsibility, authority, and influence in the success of our four Naval Shipyards as they face the challenges of supporting fleet readiness in the face of mounting global tensions and budget limitations.

Mr. Edwards was responsible for the planning, execution, certification, and delivery of 11 Chief of Naval Operations depot level availabilities conducted on aircraft carriers and submarines at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. These projects involved comprehensive planning and integration, complex contracting, the ability to successfully orchestrate a matrix of interlocking deadlines on nearly all shipboard systems, and represented several hundred thousand man-days of production effort.

Mr. Edwards continued his contribution to ship maintenance at NAVSEA Headquarters where he served in the Submarine Program Office, PMS 392 as a Program Analyst and later as the Deputy Program Manager for Aircraft Carriers, Program Manager for Aircraft Carriers and Director of the Product Delivery Division all within the Naval Shipyard Operations Department of NAVSEA 04. He oversaw the planning, execution, and delivery of 23 submarine and 17 aircraft carrier projects. His expert knowledge of engineering principles and concepts, as applied to the maintenance and modernization of nuclear and non-nuclear powered naval vessels is unmatched and has been vital to the Navy maintenance community.

Mr. Edwards’ longstanding record of professionalism, dedication, and innovative leadership, has substantially and significantly contributed to the successful accomplishments of the four Naval Shipyards and United States Navy Missions. He has given a lifetime of service to our nation and has become a highly respected and admired leader. It is the privilege of the American Society of Naval Engineers to present Mr. Brian J. Edwards the 2017 RADM Frank C. Jones award.