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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. 

LCDR Lauren Dufrene, USCG

Award: Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award 


LCDR Lauren Dufrene, USCG

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


LCDR Lauren Dufrene’s strategic vision, leadership, dedication, and initiative have improved the Coast Guard Mission Support Business Model; she has been instrumental in achieving the Commandant’s highest priority of “Affordable Readiness.” LCDR Dufrene enhanced the Naval Engineering program’s ability to support the fleet by providing innovative solutions to long-standing problems. Forging partnerships with the Coast Guard Yard and Industrial Production Facility – CG Base New Orleans, she established a dual stocking agreement to augment the supply of MTU engines and helped build organic engine expertise. Expanding on the pushed maintenance and pushed supply concepts, she helped improve the operational readiness of the patrol boat fleet by analyzing metrics and determining critical parts allowances to be pre-staged at strategic warehousing sites around the Coast Guard. Demonstrating superior leadership and exemplary strategic vision, she went above and beyond in sustainment of the Coast Guard’s 120 patrol boats and carried out several high visibility initiatives that improved the materiel condition and operational readiness of the cutter fleet around the world. Over the past year, she led a team that responded to over 500 emergent repairs, developed specifications for 120 maintenance availabilities, and implemented over a dozen engineering changes that improved the reliability of the patrol boat fleet. Displaying exceptional judgment, she executed over 100 class-wide policy waivers to avert the loss of operational days, yet safeguarded over 1600 patrol boat crew members in continued mission execution.

Instituting groundbreaking efficiencies in delivering modernized business practices, she championed IT tools to align configuration, parts, and maintenance, and assisted with the implementation of the 87’ Bow-to-Stern Depot Maintenance project which created production efficiencies at the USCG Yard and saved nearly $3M annually. Her efforts have provided over 200,000 annual patrol hours to operational commanders to date. Due to LCDR Dufrene’s leadership, dedication, technical acumen, and devotion to duty in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard and reflective of the Rosenblatt tradition, she is the Society’s recipient of the 2016 Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award.