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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. 

RDML Joseph Carnevale, USN (Ret.)

Award: Frank G. Law Award 


RDML Joseph Carnevale, USN (Ret.) 


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

Over more than three decades of active involvement with the Society, Rear Admiral Joe Carnevale has frequently and reliably stepped forward to assume leadership and volunteer positions to support the Society and its mission in a wide variety of roles and circumstances. His participation, insightful leadership, and extensive familiarity with the community that ASNE serves have enabled him to be a positive force for change and improvement in many different aspects of the Society’s operations.


Local and national meetings and symposia serve as the backbone of ASNE’s mission to provide an open and impartial forum for discussion and exchange of technical knowledge. Rear Admiral Carnevale has attended, participated in, organized, and chaired numerous meetings over the course of more than 30 years of involvement with the Society.  He played an influential role in the inception of the Global Shipbuilding Executive Summit series and he has served as moderator since its inception. He has been instrumental in planning, reporting and follow-up and his efforts have helped the event gain a reputation as a serious forum for development and discussion of approaches to naval shipbuilding improvement. Moreover, his contacts with other government and industry leaders have enabled him to bring pressing naval shipbuilding issues to the fore for discussion and potentially to the ultimate benefit of our naval forces, our shipbuilding community, and our Society.


In addition to serving the naval engineering community through the Society, he has also demonstrated a commitment to the future of ASNE by his concern for its financial and organizational strength. Over the years he has participated in numerous ad hoc committees addressing issues facing the Society. His guidance and leadership have helped identify points of improvement for the Society and move positive ideas forward so that we may continue to serve the naval engineering community for years to come.


Rear Admiral Carnevale is an exemplary leader and committed volunteer, who has demonstrated his dedication to ASNE and the naval engineering profession. Based on his past and continuing service to the Society and the constituency that it serves, he is clearly most deserving of the Society’s Frank G. Law Award for 2013.