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Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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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. Glenn M. Ashe

Award: Harold E. Saunders Award
Year: 2011
CAPT Glenn M. Ashe, USN (Ret.)
For his significant contribution to naval engineering.

During a career spanning more than 40 years in the U.S. Navy, civil service, and the private sector, CAPT Glenn M. Ashe, USN (Ret.) has made significant and lasting contributions in the areas of naval architecture, marine engineering, ship maintenance and repair, engineering management, and business development. Building on those achievements, his lifetime of experience and his deep understanding of the practical and analytical aspects of naval architecture, he was uniquely positioned to help chart the way for the reinvention of surface ship assessment and maintenance.

Captain Ashe led the way in creating the vision and implementing concepts for a revolutionary approach to the classification and certification of naval vessels. He led and carefully managed the creation of tailored classification rules, and developed the means of applying this concept to new construction programs. He directed the creation of process instructions and quality procedures to ensure consistent application, and he created training programs and procedures for revising and updating the rules and processes to help institutionalize the concept. By blending classification society rules with other non-government standards and unique military requirements, each ship class can have a tailored set of standards to help balance operational effectiveness requirements and life cycle cost to help achieve expected service life.

In addition to his technical contributions, Captain Ashe has touched a generation of naval architects and engineers with his collaborative approach and his spirit of innovation and resourcefulness. He has shared his research and insight in published articles as well as with industry and community organizations, including the American Society of Naval Engineers and other technical societies.

Captain Ashe’s lifetime of distinguished service and achievement and his enduring contributions to the U.S. Navy and to the naval engineering community make him a truly worthy recipient of the 2011 ASNE Harold E. Saunders Award.