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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. 

Member of the Month - September 2017

Brad Secrest

This member of the month is Brad Secrest, Chief Strategist for Strategic Missions, Crane Division Naval Surface Warfare Center and dedicated ASNE volunteer and leader.  See what Mr. Secrest had to say to Membership and Graphic Design Manager Michelle Redmon.  

Michelle: What got you into Naval Engineering? (What specific event or moment).   

Brad: Having been a Naval Engineer all my career I have to go back to some early influences. Growing up I was always trying to figure out how things worked and couple that with the TV show 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea', one of my favorite shows from my early childhood, I suppose it was just destiny.

Michelle: What is a fun fact most people don't know about you?  

Brad: I was drum major in my High School marching band.

Michelle: What is one engineer/scientist/ or mathematician dead or alive would you like to meet?

Brad: Being a child of the 60's it would have to be a figure from the 'space race', Neil Armstrong, first to step onto the moon!

Michelle: If you could engineer your perfect concession stand/food truck, what would it be? 

Brad: It would serve awesome food that is gluten-free!

Michelle: Why are you a member of ASNE?  

Brad: For the opportunities it provides at both the national and local level. Technical interchange, networking with influential members of the DoD and industry, the opportunity to develop leadership skills by being an officer or a committee member, these are just a few of the things membership in ASNE brings. Here's an ASNE-related fun fact about me, ever since joining ASNE I have always been an officer at either the local or national level.

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.