1423 Powhatan St., Suite 1
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
Fax (703) 836-7491
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. 

Introduction to Combat System Engineering

Instructor(s): Tom Pugh, Bob Donoghue, and Erika Parenti

Location: Embassy Suites, 1900 Diagonal Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314

Date: 23 January 2018 

Time: 0800-1700 (Participants have one hour for lunch on their own. Lunch is not provided)

PDHs: 8

Enroll Here

Course Description: Intro to Combat System Engineering introduces participants to the basic principles, processes and products of Combat System Engineering utilizing a structured, disciplined, and documented systems engineering approach. This approach enables multidisciplinary teamwork and product development needed to satisfy operator requirements. Participants have the opportunity to apply the skills they’ve learned in the classroom through group exercises while hearing real-life scenarios from the instructors.

Course Level: Introductory (100 Level) – Learner requires little to no previous knowledge of this topic area

Enrollment Fee:

Member - $300
Non-Member - $400

Space for this course is limited!  Registration is limited to US Citizens only.

About the Instructors

Tom Pugh has 40 years’ experience in design, development, integration and test of Navy surface combatants including CG-47 Class Cruisers, DDG-51 Class Destroyers and DDG-1000 Class Destroyers. This includes all phases of design and development from operational and functional analysis through design, software development, system integration and test of major combat systems.

Bob Donoghue has over 40 years design, development, integration and test of surface ships including, FFG-7 Class Frigates, CG-47 Class Cruisers, DDG-51 Class Destroyers, LPD-17 Class Amphibious Ships, and DDG-1000 Class Destroyers. This includes all phases of design and development from operational and functional analysis through design, software development, system integration and test of major combat systems.

Erika Parenti has 16 years’ experience in weapons control systems, design, development, integration, and test. Most recent experience is system engineering, integration and test of the Aegis Combat System. This includes all phases of systems engineering including operational and functional analysis, design, computer program development, system integration, modeling, simulation, and test.


Please contact ASNE Executive Director Dr. Leigh McCue, at (703) 836-6727 or mccue@navalengineers.org