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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. 

Jason A. Reynolds

Award: Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer 


Mr. Jason A. Reynolds


For remarkable, early professional achievement with demonstrated potential for continued distinction in the field of naval engineering as set forth in the following:

As the Navy’s technical authority for both the LHA(R) and DD(X) designs, Mr. Reynolds has quickly become an outstanding innovator of naval ship design engineering. He has demonstrated remarkable professional achievement and has advanced the art and science of the entire field of naval ship development. He directed an intense review and incorporation of the Naval Vessel Rules and led the concept design teams in performing hundreds of rough order of magnitude ship concept studies and 30 trade studies. He has also championed the use of innovative tools and processes to provide quantitative measures of effectiveness and improve confidence in critical design decisions. Mr. Reynolds has emerged as the total ship technical authority for the most advanced warship design ever undertaken by the Navy.

In all of his technical work, Mr. Reynolds has implemented best practices of product development and emphasized a total quality approach. His collaborative style stimulates innovation in both product and process design helping to achieve a perfect balance of process improvement and quality output. As the Ship Design Manager for LHA(R), he led a community wide cultural change to a design solution based approach which has achieved dramatic results. Now assigned as the DD(X) Ship Design Manager, he broke new ground in team building by establishing the DD(X) Design Integration Center. His proactive approach in adopting best practices and emphasis on continuous improvement, as well as his personal mentoring of junior engineers, clearly shows the potential for continued distinction.

Mr. Reynolds prepared several white papers on ship design strategy and acquisition for the program and has published two technical papers. He has also assembled and delivered multiple briefings to senior leadership. Due in great measure to his leadership, the DD(X) ship design met its requirements within schedule and cost and achieved every major milestone decision and funding goal. With his exemplary innovation techniques in rebuilding the Navy’s warship design capability and his numerous exceptional state-of-the-art contributions to our profession of naval engineering; he is most highly deserving of the Society’s 2005 Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineers Award.