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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. Daniel J. Weiler

Award: Frank G. Law Award
Year: 1983
Mr. Daniel J. Weiler
For outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Society through dedicated service as set forth in the following:

Daniel J. Weiler joined the Society in 1965 and since that time his service to the Society has been prodigious. He has served as a member of the arrangements committee, the nominating committee, the Society Council and the Flagship Section's membership committee. He has co-authored two papers published in the Naval Engineers Journal and has been recognized by the Society for his contributions on numerous occasions.

Mr. Weiler's previous ASNE awards include the ASNE President's Award, the Outstanding Recruiter Award and Certificates of Appreciation several times repeated. As is well known, of course, Mr. Weiler's greatest contribution of all has been in connection with the ASNE Day exhibits. A member of the Society's capable exhibits committee since 1972, he became its chairman in 1976. Since that time, under his leadership, the exhibits at ASNE Day have tripled in number and become a major attraction of the Society's technical program.

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 amply met by Mr. Weiler's contributions, and his volunteer efforts are deeply appreciated by the Membership. In recognition thereof, it is fitting that the Frank G. Law Award For 1983 should be presented to Daniel J. Weiler.