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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. 

Michael D'Amato

Award: Frank G. Law Award 


Mr. Michael D'Amato


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

Michael D’Amato has made exceptional contributions to the Society while serving in a broad variety of positions over the past decade at the local section level, on symposium committees and at the national level. In every position his efforts have been characterized by dedication, hard work, innovation, leadership, and advancement of Society goals.


Mr. D’Amato served the Tidewater Section as Secretary, Vice Chairman, and Chairman; and he expanded the involvement and participation of the local Navy Active Duty Leadership by directly engaging them in Section Program planning, operation, and leadership. Their involvement facilitated the scheduling of prominent speakers, enhanced junior officer and enlisted participation, increased attendance, and helped to keep the Section in synch with the needs and interests of Navy leadership.

Mr. D’Amato’s support for technical symposia includes service as Technical Papers Chair for Fleet Maintenance Symposium 2003 and ASNE Day 2005. As Chairman of the 2007 Fleet Maintenance Symposium, Mr. D’Amato introduced a plan to coordinate scheduling and collocation with events hosted by other professional societies and military organizations. This strategy produced synergy between the Fleet Maintenance Symposium and affiliated events, enhancing the success for all involved. This innovative approach will continue to impact the organization of future events.

At the National level Mr. D’Amato has served on the Nominating Committee and is currently serving on the Long Range Planning Committee and as a member of the ASNE National Council. He also took a lead role in coordinating between the Tidewater and San Diego Sections to develop and obtain National Council approval for a plan to alternate East and West Coast Fleet Maintenance Symposia annually in order to enhance the value to constituents and increase benefit to the Society.

Mr. D’Amato is an exemplary leader who clearly demonstrates the value a committed volunteer can provide to ASNE and to the naval engineering profession through dedicated and energetic service.  Based on his past and continuing service to the Society’s membership he is clearly most deserving of the Society’s 2007 Frank G. Law Award.