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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. 

CAPT Joseph J. Luckard, USN (Ret.)

Award: Frank G. Law Award 


CAPT Joseph J. Luckard, USN (Ret.)


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


CAPT Joseph J. Luckard, USN (Ret.) has been a stalwart supporter of the American Society of Naval Engineers throughout his 53 years of membership, actively participating in and leading section activities wherever he has been stationed. He has been Vice Chairman and Chairman of three different Sections, and has increased the vibrancy of each during his tenure.

On a National level, CAPT Luckard has been active on numerous committees, including the Maintenance Committee, Joint ASNE/SNAME Maintenance Panel, Professional Development Committee-Member, Global Shipbuilding Executive Summit-Member, Long Range Planning Committee-Member, Sections Committee-Member, Membership Committee-Member, Condition-Based Maintenance Symposium Committee-Member, Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS) Planning Committee-Chairman (2011, 2013, and 2015), Mega Rust Planning Committee-Member (2012, 2014, 2016), and Region V Council Member (2005-2009, 2011-present), along with serving on numerous ad-hoc committees.

CAPT Luckard has been at the forefront as both a leader and a worker in creating fresh ideas and bringing them to fruition for the Society. His accomplishments have been critical to the continued success and viability of the Society. CAPT Luckard has set an outstanding example to other members, thereby helping to stimulate active participation in ASNE.

CAPT Luckard has been the epitome of high-engineering standards, perseverance, professional concern, and innovation in supporting ASNE to continue carrying the flag of technical excellence throughout his over-fifty years of service to the Society and the U.S. Navy. By virtue of lifelong support and participation in ASNE, and by his leadership at the Section and National levels, the American Society of Naval Engineers is proud to name CAPT Joseph J. Luckard, USN (Ret.) the 2015 recipient of the Frank G. Law Award.