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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. Christopher C. Bassler

Award: Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award 


Mr. Christopher C. Bassler


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

Mr. Bassler has demonstrated remarkable professional leadership in willingly assuming key technical positions in resolving critical hydrodynamics issues that have plagued naval surface ship design for decades.  He has shown sound technical competence by proposing, performing and reporting out numerous projects for ONR and PMS 500 in the areas of roll damping, dynamic stability, the environment, and ship motions.

What sets Mr. Bassler apart are his exceptional technical leadership abilities in developing, adapting and implementing new technologies to improve the hydrodynamic design of naval ships.  Mr. Bassler’s strategic thinking and leadership in developing a Surface Ship Hydrodynamics Master Plan are contributing to resolving serious deficiencies in the performance of Navy surface ships which are adversely affecting the achievement of the 21st Century Maritime Strategy.

Reflecting the Rosenblatt tradition of both technical excellence and personal integrity, Mr. Bassler has already become a role model for other young naval engineers through his technical leadership roles in the Navy, the Society, and other organizations both in the U.S. and internationally. 

Mr. Bassler has willingly assumed much greater responsibilities than those normally expected of an engineer at his experience level.  Based on his already impressive accomplishments, his exemplary technical leadership for improvement and his clear potential within the field of naval engineering, Mr. Bassler is most highly deserving of the Society’s 2009 Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award.