The Frank G. Law Award, presented annually since 1980, is given to an individual whose longtime dedication and service to the Society is deemed worthy of special recognition. Captain Law was secretary-treasurer of ASNE from 1969 to 1980. In his honor, this award recognizes long-term significant contributions of service to the Society.
The nominee must have made outstanding and long-term significant contributions through individual effort, or by the direction of others, to the Society, which resulted in one or more of the following: (1) improvement in the Society's operations, (2) enhancement of the Society's objectives, or (3) advancement of the Society's professional stature. Evidence of personal involvement in the management, administration, and financial affairs of the Society measured by achievement while serving as a member, officer, or committee chairperson shall be presented. The nominee must have demonstrated leadership, selfless dedication, effective contribution and personal commitment in support of Society interests, goals, and ideals over a number of years. The nominee must be a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers.