ASNE Appoints N ew Executive Director
As of April 1, Capt. Dennis K. Kruse, USN (Ret.) became the new executive director of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). Previous to his latest appointment, Capt. Kruse completed a 30-year career in the U.S. Navy, most recently serving as executive director of the Policy, Operations and Acquisition Support Directorate, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. In the past, he has served as the commanding officer of the Naval Sea Support Center Atlantic in Portsmouth, Va., and as commander of the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES) in Philadelphia, Pa.
Under the Navy's Laborator Consolidation Plan, Capt. Kruse reportedly led the merger between NAVSSES and David Taylor Research Institute to form the Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, of which he was the first commanding officer. A member of ASNE since 1979, Capt. Kruse has served as vice chairman and chairman of the association's Delaware Valley section. He has served three terms on ASNE's Council and has also served on its Sections Committee.