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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 Glenn M. Ashe, USN (Ret.)

Award: Frank G. Law Award 


CAPT Glenn M. Ashe, USN (Ret.)


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


CAPT Glenn Ashe has over 40 years of experience in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Ship Maintenance and Repair, Engineering Management and Business Development. His experience spans the United States Navy, civil service, and private companies, both profit and not-for-profit. He has served his country for 26 years as a Naval Officer (Active Duty and Reserve), retiring from the active reserve as a U.S. Navy Captain. His most recent position held before retirement was as the Vice President of Government Operations for the American Bureau of Shipping. 

His leadership roles within the Society span decades including numerous symposium and national committee roles and responsibilities. Notably, CAPT Ashe has been ASNE’s principal advocate abroad. He took the lead in expanding and strengthening ASNE’s involvement with the Indian Navy and initiated the ongoing series of ASNE co-sponsored Indian Shipbuilding Executive Summits (ISES). He traveled to India numerous times to represent ASNE in co-hosting the annual ISES events. During those trips, he made presentations about ASNE to the summits and in meetings with top Flag officers in the Indian Navy materiel organization and at the Indian Naval Academy and Indian shipyards. He took the lead on ASNE outreach to the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy, establishing ongoing technical exchange visits and implementing a formal cooperative agreement between ASNE and the Society of Naval Architects of Korea (SNAK). He played a leading role in arranging ASNE-led team visits to European shipyards and coordinating ongoing interaction with European shipbuilding executives as part of ASNE’s Global Shipbuilding Executive Summit (GSES) activities.

As President of the Society, CAPT Ashe provided exemplary leadership, keeping a steady hand at the helm during very difficult times and a transition of the Society to new focuses. His dedication, skill and expert leadership make CAPT Glenn Ashe, USN (Ret.) a most deserving recipient of the 2016 Frank G. Law Award.