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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. Daniel Spagone, Sr.

Frank C. Jones Award - Intermediate/Depot Maintenance & Alterations
Mr. Daniel Spagone, Sr.
Awarded for his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following


As the Navy’s Intermediate Level Maintenance Director since 2010, Daniel Spagone, Sr. has leveraged his vast experience in Navy maintenance as a multiple time Chief Engineer and Repair Officer to align Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center’s Intermediate Level Maintenance effort with the Navy’s transition to Warfighting Readiness preparedness.

Over the past decade, Mr. Spagone has constructed a truly global intermediate maintenance framework across the U.S. Navy's Regional Maintenance Centers. This expansive initiative spans seven locations across four continents, effectively addressing maintenance needs across six fleets in response to critical deficiencies identified in the 2010 Fleet Review Panel (Balisle Report). Undertaking this task necessitated the revitalization of intermediate maintenance activities that had been dormant since the early 2000s, while seamlessly integrating intermediate organizations into the Regional Maintenance Center structure.

In his resolute efforts to rebuild the Navy's intermediate level maintenance prowess, Mr. Spagone has meticulously established the foundational elements required for a world-class enterprise. He has instituted comprehensive work centers encompassing Hull, Mechanical, Electrical, and Electronic trades, complemented by a necessary training regimen through the Navy Afloat Maintenance Training Strategy (NAMTS).

Mr. Spagone's unwavering commitment to cultivating Sailors has been evident in his substantial expansion of the NAMTS program to historic proportions. This expansion consistently produces over 1,000 Journeyman Level Maintenance Warriors annually, enriching the Regional Maintenance Centers' capabilities and, upon redeployment, enhancing fleet self-sufficiency and warfighting preparedness.

Collaborating with NAVSEA 04, Mr. Spagone has played a pivotal role in reconstituting the Intermediate Level Industrial Plant Equipment (IPE) program. His initiatives to introduce novel technology, products, and procedures have yielded remarkable advancements in corrosion control, advanced manufacturing, and waterfront readiness. By overseeing the acquisition, installation, and implementation of state-of-the-art Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machining and fabrication equipment, along with industrial-scale Metal additive manufacturing, he has bolstered operational readiness.

Additionally, Mr. Spagone has been a longstanding active member of the ASNE Tidewater section, participating in a multitude of panels, conferences, and symposia.

Mr. Spagone’s immense contributions to intermediate maintenance and fleet material readiness over the past decade have built on a superb record of service in ship maintenance and modernization, spanning more than thirty years. Daniel Spagone has dedicated his entire professional career to developing Sailors to better maintain and sustain the fleet.

For his leadership in intermediate maintenance and lifetime of service to our nation, the American Society of Naval Engineers is honored to recognize Mr. Daniel Spagone, Sr. as the recipient of the 2022 Rear Admiral Frank C. Jones award.