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Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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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. 

Mr. Guy Hardwick

Award: Frank G. Law Award 


Mr. Guy Hardwick


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

Mr. Guy Hardwick is an accomplished and respected industry leader who has long recognized the value of active participation in professional organizations. He has been actively engaged in the development of national and international standards for the marine industry and he actively promotes participation in technical meetings. His continuity of involvement in a leadership capacity in the Central Gulf Coast Section has been the glue which has held the section together for many years; and his positive, proactive leadership was instrumental in its post-Katrina reconstitution. He has served two consecutive terms as the Section Chairman, and four terms as Section Secretary.

Mr. Hardwick’s support of ASNE extends beyond his own section. Since becoming a member of the Society, he has attended every ASNE Day, and numerous Society sponsored symposia both as a participant and an exhibitor. He has served on national committees and has helped to organize countless ASNE symposia and he supports ASNE events by personally promoting them as well as encouraging his company to actively participate both in the technical and exhibition portions of the symposia.

Mr. Hardwick 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 and its membership, he is clearly most deserving of the Society’s 2008 Frank G. Law Award.