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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. 

Mr. Jonathan D. Kaskin

Award: Gold Medal Award
Year: 2007
Mr. Jonathan D. Kaskin
for his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following CITATION:

As Director of the Strategic Mobility and Combat Logistics Division for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations since 2000, Jonathan Kaskin has demonstrated farsighted leadership in formulating and executing highly integrated sealift research, development, and acquisition programs which have greatly improved the nation’s ability to project its forces, and have prepared the nation to meet future logistics challenges.

Mr. Kaskin's extensive technical prowess and expertise in naval engineering concepts have been critical in bringing many far reaching initiatives to successful fruition. His innovative acquisition strategy has effectively blended a strong awareness of warfighter requirements with a solid understanding of available technologies and production capabilities in order to ensure the optimal balance of mission capability and affordability. His approach has included establishing a broad Innovation Challenge to improve Design for Producibility; identifying critical needs and obtaining consensus through a community-wide workshop; developing an R&D execution plan; and conducting concept designs with a multi-disciplinary product development team.

Through his singular leadership, Jonathan Kaskin has personally demonstrated the ability of our naval establishment to address and accept change and to seek and develop innovative systems and solutions in response to rapidly changing national and international requirements. He has provided the constancy of purpose to enable the Navy to affordably acquire an impressive combat logistics and strategic sealift capability that has proven vital to our national interests; and he has skillfully stimulated development of key technologies that are moving our nation ever closer toward a goal of joint high-speed sealift capability. His dedication, technical acumen, and consummate professionalism serve as an outstanding example for all naval engineers and he is indeed most highly deserving of the ASNE Gold Medal.