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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. 

William W. Rogalski, Jr.

Award: Frank G. Law Award 


Mr. William W. Rogalski, Jr.


For outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Society through dedicated service as set forth in the following: 

Mr. Rogalski joined the American Society of Naval Engineers in 1976 and has been an active participant in the Flagship Section and Society activities since that time.  

Mr. Rogalski joined the ASNE Journal Committee in 1985 and after four years of outstanding committee work he was asked and accepted the Chairmanship of the Committee in 1989.  Under his leadership, the Committee took on the added task of reviewing and improving the process for submission of ASNE Day papers and preparing them for publication in Naval Engineers Journal.  The resulting process improvements have increased the quality of both the ASNE Day technical programs and the Journal.  Mr. Rogalski also took the initiative to review proceedings of various ASNE symposia, such as Logistics, Maintenance and Environmental, in order to identify and select papers with potential for Journal publication.  These papers are subsequently reviewed by the Journal Committee and used to improve the content of Naval Engineers Journal. 

As Chairman of the Journal Committee, Mr. Rogalski reviews a substantial number of papers - more than anyone else.  He manages all of the reviews, consolidates the comments and coordinates with the publications staff.  His unselfish contribution of time and effort to the Society and the Journal are accomplished without fanfare and with little recognition. Very few members realize the enormity of his volunteer workload or the extent of his contributions and responsibilities to the success of the Journal. 

For the past eight years, Mr. Rogalski has been instrumental in ensuring that the Naval Engineers Journal arrives on schedule with technical articles that are timely, informative, and interesting.

As one of our most distinguished and dedicated members, Mr. Rogalski is most worthy to receive the Frank G. Law Award for 1996.