INFORMATION ON THE
NATIONAL SONAR ASSOCIATION
In 1982, retired Navy Chief Sonarman Frank Crawford founded the National Association of Sonarman. He created a letter titled “Sonar Gang Sought” and mailed it to newspaper editors around the country. His message requested that any former or current Sonarmen contact him about membership in the fledgling association. He edited, published and mailed a semi-monthly newsletter, “The Ping Jockey” to all who joined up.
Frank died in 1994 and a group of members took the helm to continue the association. Later, a name change created the "National Sonar Association" with a new and expanded set of goals and objectives for the association.
NOVEMBER 4, 2019
BY-LAWS OF THE NATIONAL SONAR ASSOCIATION