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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. Richard Pietrantoni, FCCM(SW) USN (Ret.)

Frank C. Jones Award
Mr. Richard Pietrantoni, FCCM(SW) USN (Ret.)


Over his 40 year career, Mr. Richard Pietrantoni has provided substantial innovation, vision, and leadership to the Department of the Navy, particularly focused on the Gun Weapon System, and has played an instrumental role in maintaining the high level of operational readiness of the Gun Weapon Systems aboard U.S. Navy ships. As a team lead, he maintains a synergism with the Fleet sailor as demonstrated by his own high work ethics and standards.

Mr. Pietrantoni currently manages all the U.S Navy and FMS MK 86 Gun Fire Control System (GFCS) In Service Engineering Agent (ISEA) operations, as well as, the U.S. Navy Gun Weapon System Replacement Program (GWSRP), which is an extensive pier side overhaul for the GWS. His management of all GWS maintenance and repairs of critical major shipboard ordnance equipment (2J cognizance) significantly reduced the logistics delay time for ships with 2J cognizance casualty reports on their GWS. The 2J cognizance level maintenance and repairs he manages have yielded a significant cost savings to the U.S. Navy exceeding a 75% savings on most 2J cognizance level maintenance and/or repairs conducted to date.

During two years of design and planning, Mr. Pietrantoni was instrumental in a 3000 square foot ISEA GWSRP workshop expansion to a new facility at Naval Base San Diego. He created notional designs, prepared drawing plans, outlined detailed requirements, and served as the NSWC PHD liaison to Naval Facility Command during construction. His oversight ensured the final workshop was operational for fleet equipment usage. Furthermore, in February 2017, Mr. Pietrantoni received a Letter of Commendation from the Director of Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), for uncovering counterfeit bearings that led NCIS to the business owner responsible for distribution of the counterfeit parts. His evasive action kept counterfeit parts from entering the U.S. Navy supply chain and preventing untold damage to the GWS and possible loss of life.

Mr. Pietrantoni’s longstanding record of professionalism, dedication, and innovative leadership, has significantly contributed to the operational readiness of the Gun Weapon Systems. He has given a lifetime of service to our nation and has become a highly respected and admired leader. The American Society of Naval Engineers is privileged to honor Mr. Richard Pietrantoni with the 2018 RADM Frank C. Jones award.