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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. 

Mr. Mark Henneberger

Award: Gold Medal Award
Year: 2013
Mr. Mark Henneberger
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following:

Over the last five years, Mr. Mark Henneberger has set the standard for cost-conscious obsolescence management of instrumentation and control systems while simultaneously advancing technology in our newest generation of aircraft carriers, the impact of which will be felt for years to come.

Mr. Henneberger’s contributions to the FORD Class aircraft carrier, the first new design aircraft carrier in over 40 years, include both the revolutionary electric generation and distribution system, including the largest ship service turbine generator in our Navy, and the Propulsion Plant Monitoring and Control system. These new systems serve as the foundations for major reductions in personnel and maintenance on the FORD Class and represent the leap forward in electrical generation and distribution essential to incorporating cutting edge technology advancements like electromagnetic catapults and the dual band radar—both of which will revolutionize naval aviation's contribution to our National Security.

Mr. Henneberger’s efforts have been equally impressive in leading the development of the cutting edge permanent-magnet motor-based electric drive propulsion system and associated power generation and control systems for the OHIO Replacement submarine. He has an exceptional ability to establish a concrete vision that translates complex topics into easy-to-understand implementation plans and then drive the Navy-industry team toward on-time and within budget delivery of the cutting edge performance the Navy needs.

Mr. Henneberger’s inspiring leadership, exceptional technical acumen, and keen business sense coupled with his peerless integrity and involved mentorship of our future Naval engineering leaders are in keeping with the highest traditions of the American Society of Naval Engineers and make him truly deserving of the 2013 Gold Medal Award.