ASNE Named Section of the Year

The national American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) has named the Southern Indiana ASNE section (ASNE-SI) “Section of the Year” for the third consecutive year. ASNE sections from all U.S. Navy bases compete in four categories for the national awards, and NSWC Crane’s chapter also won the “Section Productivity Award” and an honorable mention for “Most Improved Section” for their work during 2015.


ASNE-SI Section Officers and Committee Chairs. Left to right: Mr. Brad Secrest, Regional Council Member; Maroof Qurashi, ASNE-SI Chair; CAPT JT Elder, NSWC Crane Commanding Officer; Dr. Brett Seidle, Deputy Technical Director; Lisa Oswald, Publicity Chair; Daniel Horstman, Membership Co-Chair;.

ASNE-SI Chair Maroof Qurashi noted that winning “Section of the Year” is a real challenge for a small section such as NSWC Crane’s. “We have to compete against bases with much larger memberships every year but we keep winning,” he said. “We achieve so much success because our members work hard and demonstrate the highest level of technical expertise.”

During the evaluation process, each ASNE chapter is assigned points in categories including program activities, membership attributes and recruiting, technical activities, public relations and administration. The ASNE national committee tallies the scores and declares the winners. “We put in a lot of man-hours last year,” explained ASNE-SI Publicity Chair Lisa Oswald. “ASNE helps with everything from providing networking for NSWC Crane scientists and engineers to contributing funds to area STEM programs for kids.”


Picture taken at ASNE Day 2016 Washington, D.C. Left to Right: Mr. Brad Secrest, Regional Council Member; Maroof Qurashi, ASNE-SI Chair; Dr. Brett Seidle, Deputy Technical Director – NSWC Crane; and Dr. Leigh McCue, ASNE Executive Director

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. 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.



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