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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. 

Mr. Frank J. Smollon, Jr.

Award: Frank G. Law Award
Year: 1982
Mr. Frank J. Smollon, Jr.
For outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Society through dedicated service as set forth in the following:

Mr. Frank J. Smollon has been a member of the Society since 1952, and he has vigorously and voluntarily served the Society in such a number of responsible committee chairmanships and memberships that they cannot be listed in a short citation. His longest service of twenty-one years has been as a member, and, currently, Chairman of the vitally important Ways & Means Committee, always providing sound guidance to the Council to help it preserve and assure the Society's financial health.

Perhaps equally important, though, was Mr. Smollon's role in establishing and chartering our first Local Section, the Flagship Section in 1961. From thirty-six section members, the Flagship Section has grown to over 1,500 members and has been as a beacon to other fourteen Local Sections and four Student Sections. Some of our Local Sections Symposia have now become significant engineering events attended by large numbers of members and non-members from the Naval Engineering Community.

The requirement of this award that the recipient "must have demonstrated leadership, selfless dedication, effective contribution, and personal commitment in support of Society interests, goals, and ideals over a number of years" is itself a summation of Frank Smollon's contributions. It is only fitting, but in an engineering term, an exact fit that Mr. Frank J. Smollon receive the Frank G. Law Award for 1982.