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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. 

Ronald W. Wood

Award: Frank G. Law Award 


Mr. Ronald W. Wood


For outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Society through dedicated service as set forth in the following: 

Ronald Wood has been a principal motivating and organizing force for the Pascagoula Section of ASNE for the past 20 years.  Additionally, he has contributed actively at the national level for more than 15 years, serving currently as a Regional Member of the National Council.


Mr. Wood has held every elected position in the Pascagoula Section as well as numerous Committee positions over the years.  He has done whatever was necessary to keep the Pascagoula Section of ASNE successful.  He has groomed others for leadership, providing whatever support and encouragement were needed to move them into leadership positions.

While Chairman of the Pascagoula Section he supported awards for High School Science Fair winners as well as the University of New Orleans electric boat competition.  He has been the Exhibits Chair and a primary force behind all five Pascagoula Section symposia and his efforts were key to the success of all of them, including the 21st Century Combatant Symposium in 1998 in Biloxi, Mississippi.


Since 1983 Ron has been a member of the ASNE Day Exhibits Committee, working tirelessly in support of the work of the committee, as well as providing an on-site presence that could be counted upon year after year.  He embodied a corporate memory that has smoothed the operation of that most important Society function during that entire time period.  He also played an active role on the arrangements committee for a number of years.


He has supported the Sections Committee activities, attending Annual Sections Meetings, putting his Section in for Section Awards, encouraging participation in the ASNE Scholarship Program and numerous other intra-Society endeavors.  He assisted and supported the Society staff whenever called upon.


His participation on a national level over an extended period of time has been extraordinary and has provided breadth to Society activities.  He has demonstrated leadership, selfless dedication, and personal commitment in his many effective efforts to support the Society’s interests, goals, and ideals.  For exceptional, long-term service to ASNE, Ronald Wood is most highly deserving of the Society’s Frank G. Law Award.