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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. 

RADM Frank C. Jones, USN (Ret.)

Award: Frank G. Law Award
Year: 1986
RADM Frank C. Jones, USN (Ret.)
For outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Society through dedicated service as set forth in the following:

Admiral Frank C. Jones, USN has given his time and talent to the Society for over forty years. He was Assistant Secretary- Treasurer of the Society in 1949-1950 and President of the Society in 1968 1969. Admiral Jones worked with "Jimmie" Hamilton to establish staffing requirements for the administration of the Society. He served on a committee which analyzed the data processing needs of ASNE and advised the staff on the type of system to acquire. Admiral Jones was the chairman of the Nominating Committee in 1981 and 1986 and has served on standing committees and ad hoc committees whenever asked. He recently chaired the Ad Hoc Committee on Disposition of Symposia Proceeds and the Ad Hoc Committee for Bylaws Review.

Admiral Jones has participated actively in Council meetings for many years, giving the Council the benefit of his creativity, his enlightened point of view and his sober analysis of alternatives. His understanding, insight, and common sense regarding issues impacting on the Society are invaluable to the efficient and professional management of ASNE.

The importance of the contributions of Rear Admiral Frank C. Jones speak for themselves. He epitomizes the steadfast, unassuming, loyal, dependable member who gives unselfishly whenever called upon. The value of his contributions is immense. In recognition of his dedication and many contributions to the Society, it is most fitting that the Frank G. Law Award for 1986 be presented to Rear Admiral Frank C. Jones, USN (Ret.).