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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 Jeffrey A. Brooks, USN (Ret.)

Award: Frank G. Law Award 


RADM Jeffrey A. Brooks, USN (Ret.)


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

As an active duty Fleet Maintenance Officer, RADM Jeffrey A. Brooks, USN (Ret.) recognized the value of ASNE to the Naval Engineering community and made himself available to help strengthen the Society’s involvement with the ship maintenance community. An advisor to the Tidewater Programs Committee, Admiral Brooks served as a guest speaker and helped to secure other flag officers to speak at several dinner meetings. In 2006, while still serving as Fleet Maintenance Officer, he served as Section Chairman for Tidewater despite the tremendous demands of his job. The leadership and personal attention he brought to the position elevated the stature of ASNE. His outstanding performance as Section Chairman resulted in the ASNE Tidewater Section being recognized as Section of the Year.

Although RADM Brooks retired from active duty in 2008 and assumed a prominent and demanding position in the naval engineering industry, he has continued to contribute significantly to ASNE. He has served as a member of the ASNE National Council, he was Programs Committee Chairman for the Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium in 2010, and was overall Chairman for the 2012 Symposium. Due to his outstanding leadership, both symposia were resoundingly successful. He has also provided substantial advice, guidance and key support for implementing annual rotation of Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposia between Tidewater and San Diego, thereby enhancing the effectiveness and stature of the series.

RADM Brooks has demonstrated true dedication to ASNE and the naval engineering profession as an exemplary leader and committed volunteer. Based on his past and continuing service to the Society and its membership he is clearly most deserving of the 2012 ASNE Frank G. Law Award.