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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. Kai Skvarla

Award: Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineers Award 


Mr. Kai Skvarla 


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


Kai Skvarla has demonstrated superb technical expertise, extraordinary management skills and tenacious dedication to his assigned programs. He quickly earned the trust of his superiors as an essential and dedicated engineer, and he readily took on greater responsibility with resounding success.

Mr. Skvarla was promoted to be Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative and subsequently Program Manager for the National Security Cutter (NSC) at a relatively early age. He handled many high visibility technical, programmatic, budgetary and contractual issues with considerable skill. For example he was instrumental in processing mountains of data related to the NSC structural fatigue issues and producing accurate and coherent presentations to senior officers, and to Inspector General and Congressional staff. He displayed extraordinary poise under pressure, masterful leadership and program management ability, and boundless optimism and enthusiasm. As a forward thinker, he perceives potential obstacles and needs well in advance of others, and develops ideas and plans to head off or deal with those if and when they emerge.

He demonstrates similar commitment and dedication in collaboration and mentoring of his fellow engineers. He serves as an excellent role model for the many uniformed and civilian engineers associated with the Deepwater Program - both seniors and subordinates alike.

He has demonstrated unusual early professional development and has clear potential for future success at the highest levels of most any organization. Based on his already impressive accomplishments and his clear potential within the field of naval engineering, Mr. Skvarla is highly deserving of the Society’s 2008 Rosenblatt Award.