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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. John C. Hootman

Award: Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award 


Mr. John C. Hootman


For remarkable, early professional achievement with demonstrated potential for continued distinction in the field of naval engineering.

Mr. John C. Hootman has quickly become an outstanding leader of naval engineers and program analysts in both the Navy’s technical and program analysis communities. He has demonstrated remarkable professional achievements that are noteworthy for any accomplished naval engineer, and particularly for a naval engineer at such an early stage of his career. 

His performance in both his professional and personal endeavors is characterized by his exceptional aptitude for expertly analyzing a complex problem and rapidly gaining invaluable insight. His outstanding ability to communicate to the highest levels of Navy leadership sets him apart, and has resulted in effecting positive change for the future of naval architecture and marine engineering. His efforts have served as a foundation for significant improvements to engineering analysis efforts for future ship concepts. The Affordable Future Fleet Study, Alternate Propulsion Study, and the Feasibility of Service Life Extension for Surface Ships Study received widespread publicity and interest from senior leadership, and broke new ground in many analytical areas leading to expansion of the NAVSEA Surface Ship Design toolset, fundamentally changing the way the Navy conducts numerous trade studies. He has spent considerable effort advancing the art and science of the entire field of naval ship development. His notable performance thus far in his career demonstrates his obvious potential for continued distinction in naval engineering. 

Mr. Hootman’s naval architecture expertise, keen leadership skills, genuine interest in being part of the Navy’s future, and strong ethical base have enabled him to consistently perform at a level uncharacteristic of someone his age. He has shown the character and integrity that reflect the Rosenblatt tradition of both ethics and excellence, which have brought great credit to our community and the Society. He is indeed most deserving of the Society’s 2011 Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award.