INFORMATION ON THE
NATIONAL SONAR ASSOCIATION
The National Association of Sonarmen was founded in 1982 by Frank Crawford, a retired Navy Senior Chief Sonarman. It was his desire to foster better communications between men who had served time in the Navy or Coast Guard in sonar affiliated ratings. 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.
Frank communicated with the members in a periodic newsletter called "The Ping Jockey".
Annual reunions are held at various locations around the U.S. from the west to the east and in between
We know there are thousands of Sonarmen, Sonar Techs, and others who had, at one time or another, their own involvement in sonar, whether Navy, Coast Guard or as a civilian. Our slogan is "Ping Jockey's Never Lose Contact!" Join up with us. Normal membership dues are $20 per year. Sign up now. Again, from one Sonar Tech to another, never lose contact
BY-LAWS OF THE NATIONAL SONAR ASSOCIATION