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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. 

CAPT Dennis Kruse, USN (Ret.)

Award: Frank G. Law Award 


CAPT Dennis Kruse, USN (Ret.)

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

A longtime member of ASNE, CAPT Dennis Kruse served in volunteer positions as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Delaware Valley Section, as a member of the Sections Committee, and three terms as a Member of the Society's governing National Council.  Following his retirement from the United States Navy, in 1996 CAPT Kruse became the Executive Director of ASNE. Over his 19 year tenure as Executive Director, he ushered the Society into the information era and navigated the Society through growth and reduction years for the naval enterprise.  


CAPT Kruse has been the steady hand on the helm that successfully guided ASNE through many years of challenges and change.  Through all the years, he never failed to provide sound advice and never failed to say “aye, aye” when the signal was hauled up close and to move out smartly when the signal was executed.  CAPT Kruse is a true professional and has served flawlessly and sacrificially.  There is no finer legacy.


Presenting the Frank G. Law Award on the occasion of CAPT Kruse’s retirement is appropriate and timely in recognition of his devotion to the Society. He has made outstanding and long-term significant contributions through his individual effort that have improved the Society's operations, enhanced the Society's objectives, and advanced the Society's professional stature.


CAPT Kruse has demonstrated leadership, selfless dedication, effectively contributed and made a career long personal commitment in support of Society interests, goals, and ideals over 19 years.  There is no individual who better exemplifies long term dedication to the Society than CAPT Kruse, and it is thus with the utmost of admiration and respect that the Society awards the 2014 Frank G. Law Award to CAPT Dennis Kruse.