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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. 

April 2016 ASNE Member of the Month: Andy Rolle

Production Analyst, BAE Systems

Andreas “Andy” Rolle has directly contributed to the success of ASNE by single-handedly hosting various ASNE Technical Events and Flagship Council meetings in the metropolitan D.C. area. Andy has cheerfully handled these events for years by himself from catering, to security, to finances. In addition, he gladly supported the Society during the ASNE 2015 Combat Systems Symposium to make sure the event was a success, and he also represented ASNE at the D.C. Society of Engineers and Architects luncheon banquet last month.

What sparked your interest in naval engineering?
I went to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and there I studied naval engineering. I was involved with various ships for 8 years where he worked as a naval officer. After leaving the U.S. Navy in 1985, I contracted with a Navy shipbuilding program supporting the CG 47 class – Ticonderoga, and then transitioned to the DDG 51 class – Arleigh Burke.

What is a fun fact most people don’t know about you?
I was a ball boy for the Phoenix Suns in the 1970s for a year, so I got attend all the home games.

What’s your favorite boat/ship/naval movie?
Titanic – dynamic movie!

What is the neatest project you were a part of? (If you can say)
I was in the navy stationed in Philadelphia in early 1980s as the Base Operations Officer. The office was in charge of coordinating the international sail expo – over 30 sailing vessels from all different countries. A lot of logistics sailed in and anchored there. Examples of countries that were there were Argentina, Norway, Germany, Spain, Ecuador, etc. They were all different sizes, some even made to look like ships from the 1800s. USCGC Eagle (WIX-327) and other U.S. vessels were there.

Who was the one person you would like to meet?
Einstein – I would ask him how he did in school. Supposedly, he didn’t do well in math.

If you could engineer your perfect concession stand/food truck, what would it be?
It would have to be a banana pudding stand with varieties of pudding instead of ice cream. It is hard to find and get good homemade banana pudding (with the exception of Red, Hot and Blue restaurant).

Nominate a Member of the Month

Have someone you'd like to nominate as Member of the Month?  Please direct nominations to Michelle Redmon, mredmon@navalengineers.org.