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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. 

Jennifer S. Grimsley

Award: Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award 


Ms. Jennifer S. Grimsley, P.E., N.A.


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

Involved in all aspects of design, research, development, and testing of combatant craft and technologies for U.S. forces; Ms. Jennifer Grimsley has been a contributing member and program lead on a wide range of programs. She has demonstrated technical leadership in all areas of naval architecture and marine engineering. She serves on technical working groups to advance the state of the art in high performance combatant craft design and testing both in the U.S. and abroad, and is a subject matter expert in Computational Design, Hydrodynamics and Seakeeping, Hull Optimization, Structural Design, and Construction using Lightweight Composites and Metals.

Ms. Grimsley has led numerous Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and serves as the Technical Authority for Boats and Craft to COMNAVSPECWARCOM, shaping standards and requirements for future Naval Special Warfare craft. She has been involved in the technical standards for signatures and construction practices and procedures on high performance craft such as SEALION. As a licensed Professional Engineer, Ms. Grimsley’s technical integrity and accountability are unwavering. She is relied upon by government representatives internationally to make decisions for the sake of advancing capabilities of combatant craft. Ms. Grimsley has been the lead for a classified project for research, development testing and determination of technical standards for neutralization of small craft technologies. She served as the Chief Resident Project Officer (RPO) for the SEALION Program and deserves significant credit for the success of the program. Ms. Grimsley also led the development of seakeeping and maneuvering requirements for the next generation of Naval Special Warfare Craft.

Ms. Grimsley conducts independent research in her field of engineering and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on marine engineering. She is a strong advocate for the advancement of Engineering Standards and Capabilities including promoting, developing and maintaining critical technical capabilities throughout the US Navy. She is the lead Navy collaborator with academia to establish a center of excellence for promotion of Research and Development, Academic Advancement and US Industrial Expansion for High Performance Marine Vehicles and Technologies. As a direct result of her efforts, Old Dominion University has considered offering a Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture certificate program.

Ms. Jennifer Grimsley’s superb leadership while serving as Program Manager and Lead Engineer on various programs, her strong dedication to customer needs, her ability to lead and conduct independent and team based research, her recognition in the international academic arena,  and her desire to develop the U.S. Academic Institution in High Speed Craft, brings great credit to her profession of naval architecture and marine engineering.