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Entry-Level Naval Engineers

Eligibility Criteria

Anyone who is eligible for membership in ASNE in accordance with the following "Membership Requirements" and who first entered full time employment in a profession that fits within the definition of Naval Engineering (as noted below) within two years prior to the date of application may receive their first year of ASNE membership free as an introduction to the Society that supports their new profession.

Applications must include their work address and position, the approximate date they began employment in a naval engineering related field and their education information. Also, in the engineering field or specialty section they should briefly describe what they do in order to show the connection to naval engineering. For example: Engineering Field or Specialty: Chemical Engineer; employed since March 2001 in testing of propellants for naval missiles. The application should be recommended by at least one Member and it will be reviewed by the Membership Committee.

To apply for this complimentary membership, contact Vernon Hemphill at or (703) 836-6727 for the application form.

Membership Requirements

Any person actively engaged in the practice of Naval Engineering or teaching within one of the broad aspects of Naval Engineering including active or retired members of the uniformed services (regular or Reserve), civilian employees of the uniformed services or other appropriate government entities as well as employees of publicly or privately owned commercial enterprises or public or private academic or not-for-profit institutions.

NAVAL ENGINEERING: includes related arts, sciences and use of technology in the design, systems integration, interoperability, construction, operation, maintenance, logistics support and disposal of:

  • Warfare systems including command and control, electronics, and ordnance systems, aviation and space systems, surface and sub-surface ships, marine craft, and maritime auxiliaries,
  • Ocean structures and associated shore facilities that are used by the naval or other military forces and civilian maritime organizations for the defense and well being of the nation.

Naval engineering combines traditional naval architecture and marine engineering with other engineering disciplines such as:

  • Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR)
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Total Systems Engineering, including the use of commercial components
  • Total Ownership Costs
  • Information Technology
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