The American Society of Naval Engineers (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.
The Flagship Section, chartered in 1961, represents ASNE in the Washington, Baltimore, Northern Virginia, and Annapolis areas. The leadership of ASNE and the Flagship Section are comprised of military and civilian professionals engaged in or associated with the many facets of naval engineering. In addition to an elected officers, the work of the Flagship Section is completed by committees and individual volunteers.