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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 Lowell J. Holloway, USN (Ret.)

Award: Frank G. Law Award 


RADM Lowell J. Holloway, USN (Ret.)


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

Rear Admiral Holloway has been one of the most active and influential members of the ASNE leadership for many years. A life member of the Society, he first joined ASNE in 1977. His participation and influence span the full range of the Society’s activities, and his efforts are invariably focused on the issues of greatest strategic importance to the Society. From serving as President, Vice President, and as Chair or member of various committees to participating in more than 61 Society events since the early 1990s and volunteering for a number of ad hoc efforts, his contributions have been varied and significant. He is an experienced and effective organizational and business manager who has contributed his knowledge and expertise to actively help improve ASNE operations. His innovative suggestions for ASNE technical program content and his initiative and assistance in making key contacts with industry and senior Navy officials have not only fostered increased participation, but have also helped to maintain the quality of ASNE programs. In his daily activities, he is an ardent and effective ASNE representative and his personal reputation as a world class engineer and leader reflects positively upon the Society.

Rear Admiral Holloway continuously strives to define, fine-tune and enhance ASNE objectives. As a member of the Long Range Planning committee, he was a driving force behind the group’s focus on strategic as well as technical programs. He was instrumental in forming the Strategic Alliance Committee by assembling a diverse and energetic group to formulate the recommendations, decision criteria and specific processes for moving the concept forward. He has also served on the Arrangements, Environmental Engineering, Planned Giving, Professional Development, and Nominating Committees.

In the past 25 plus years, Rear Admiral Holloway’s active participation in support of ASNE has made a real and substantial difference in the quality and effectiveness of the Society’s operations. He continues to be actively involved with many aspects, advising and assisting Council, committee chairs, staff and individual members and helping them to advance the Society’s interests. He is one of the Society’s most active and dedicated leaders and is truly deserving of the American Society of Naval Engineers Frank G. Law Award for 2005.