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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. 

Dr. James V. Joliff

Award: Frank G. Law Award
Year: 1981
Dr. James V. Joliff
For outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Society through dedicated service as set forth in the following:

Captain Jolliff, now Doctor Jolliff, has been not only an active member of ASNE for much of his naval career, but he has contributed time and professionalism above and beyond the normal call of obligation to the Society. He has been a prolific contributor of articles and each of these papers has in itself represented a substantial contribution to Naval Engineering and its associated technologies.

It was as Chairman of the Journal Committee, however, that Dr. Jolliff made his most lasting contribution. He drew his committee of technically qualified members from all sectors of the Naval Engineering Community and developed a more streamlined and systematic process for reviewing technical papers. The Book Review Department was improved and a team of volunteer and qualified book reviewers throughout the Nation was organized. The net result after his six years as Chairman was a decided improvement in the quality of the Naval Engineering Journal.

Dr. Jolliff's wholehearted dedication to the American Society of Naval Engineers and prodigious contributions on its behalf has endeared him to his fellow members, past and present. It is fitting that this year's award of the Frank G. Law Award should go to CPT James V. Jolliff, USN (Ret.).