- Share common interests and issues
- Increase visibility with public as an "industry"
- Increase our ability to inform / influence political agenda (but no "lobbying" as JASRA is a 501(c)(6) organization and could lose its tax-exempt status if it lobbys)
- Promote mutual training / education efforts
- Assist in standardizing practices and administration within the Port
- Increase ability to train and recruit for the industry
- Provide a vehicle to do things that it would not be appropriate for separate companies to do on their own.
- Making their concerns known to various federal, state, and local agencies.
- Working with and improving communications with the navy and other common customers.
- Working with other regional Ship Repair Associations to promote national agenda and support for repair budgets.
- Providing a communications link for information affecting the industry.
- Coordinating industry workforce development programs and member-driven training courses.
- Providing U.S. Navy / SERMC sanctioned Quality Assurance Procedures.
- Providing Forums for sharing critical industry-related information through standing committees and seminars.