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Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
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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. Jeffrey Hough

Award: Gold Medal Award
Year: 2010
Mr. Jeffrey Hough
For his significant contribution to naval engineering.


Mr. Jeffrey Hough is the Director of the U.S. Navy’s Center for Innovation in Ship Design (CISD) located at the Naval Surface Warfare Center – Carderock (NSWC-CD). He is also the Head of the Future Concepts and Ship Design Integration Process Division, NSWC-CD Code 22. Prior to being assigned to NSWC-CD, Mr. Hough was a senior naval architect for ship design and acquisition at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) headquarters. Mr. Hough is a USN Acquisition Professional with over 30 years of experience in the naval engineering and shipbuilding industry.

Mr. Hough has worked on ship design teams for over 15 naval ship acquisition programs including FFG 7, DDG 51, SWATH T-AGOS 19, T-AO 187, T-AGS 60, AOE 6 and LPD 17. He was an R&D program manager for over ten years including leading the Affordability Through Commonality (ATC) program and as head of the HM&E R&D Division in NAVSEA 05R. Mr. Hough was the Engineering and Business Practices Advisor for the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Executive Panel (OPNAV 00K), where he worked on policy positions for the CNO in the areas of Navy business operations, alignment, engineering, ship acquisition, shipbuilding, fleet maintenance and modernization, force structure, and transformation. Most recently he was the Director - Future Fleet and Force Concepts Division, Future Concepts and Surface Ship Design Group (NAVSEA 05D) where he oversaw future ship and naval force concept development in support of OPNAV and new ship acquisition programs.

He received his BSE (1978) and MSE (1979) degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a 1994 graduate of the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) Program Management Course.