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. 

Ways and Means

As told by Committee Chair Charlie Pfeifer with support from staff liaison Nancy Lackey

The Ways and Means committee is the most active of the five Standing Committees required by the Society’s By-Laws. The By-laws state that: “The Committee is responsible for recommending programs to maintain and improve the general financial well-being of the Society, including increasing revenues, effectively utilizing Society's funds, and reviewing the Society's investment program. The Committee shall submit to the Council, no later than four months before the start of the fiscal year, a proposed annual budget for the Society.  The Committee shall consist of a Chairman and at least four other members.”

The committee meets monthly at headquarters. Members have the option to participate in person or by telephone conference. Our current target schedule is the last Tuesday of every month at 1100 ET. While meetings are scheduled for a two-hour time slot, every effort is made to keep the meetings to no more than 90 minutes.

The Ways & Means committee is responsible for the review of the Society’s monthly financial reports, investment portfolio statements, symposia budgets and the annual budget. These documents are reviewed, discussed and modified as necessary before the committee votes on a recommendation for the Staff and/or Council. The chair is responsible for the meeting’s minutes and presentation to Council. All documents for the meetings are provided to the committee in advance via our website in a closed forum. To ensure our meetings are as efficient as possible we ask that all members review the provided materials in advance. Ways & Means is a vital component in the financial health of our Society. We work closely with the President, Executive Director and her staff.. At the direction of the President, the committee is trying to look deeper into the future and develop a five-year budget. As a member of Ways & Means, you may be asked to work with other committees to achieve the five-year look forward.If you are interested in finances, or are looking to broaden your exposure in this area, this is the perfect place for you. While our goal is to have at least one member from every active section, participation is not limited. At the present time, the sections represented on the committee are Tidewater (2-including the chair) Flagship (3), Southern Indiana (1) and San Diego (1) . Two of the members are past presidents.