Welcome to ASILM

American Society of the Italian Legions of Merit, Inc.  (ASILM)


The American Society of the Italian Legions of Merit (ASILM) has a distinguished record as the national organization representing and bringing together individuals who have been decorated by the Republic of Italy and honored by decoration in a chivalric order for cultural, business, educational, judicial, government or charitable achievements.

The Society is a not-for-profit corporation, chartered by the State of New York since 1965 and operates under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


The Society serves as the reference point and link in the United States between Italy and its decorati resident in the United States. ASILM has long been regarded by the Italian Republic as the national organization whose membership represents the best achievements of Italians, Italian Americans and Italophiles resident in the United States.

The President of the Republic of Italy awards all Ordini Onorifici (Honorary Orders). They are internationally recognized, rooted in Italian history and culture…. and is a prerogative of Italian sovereignty.

Decorations are conferred in ranks for five Ordini Onorifici or Honorary Orders:

ASILM seeks to enhance and strengthen traditional bonds of friendship existing between Italy and the United States.  The Society is national in scope, international in nature and functions at the highest levels of chivalric, diplomatic, business and finance, educational, professional and charitable arenas.

The American Society of the Italian Legions of Merit provides a point of reference for Italy and the Italian American community regarding issues of importance and significance to them.

ASILM makes donations to a wide range of cultural, educational, charitable and humanitarian charities.


President Alan A. D’Ambrosio
Executive Vice President Joseph V. Del Raso
Treasurer Jason De Sena Trennert
Secretary Richard Torrenzano
Chief of Protocol & President Emerita RoseMarie Gallina-Santangelo


Robert V. Allegrini
Frank J. Bisignano
Alan A. D’Ambrosio – chairman
Joseph V. Del Raso
Jason De Sena Trennert
Mario J. Gabelli
RoseMarie Gallina-Santangelo
Hon. Dominic R. Massaro – chairman emeritus
Thomas Pecora
Salvatore M. Salibello
Richard Torrenzano
Hon. Guido Calabresi, honorary director

For further information contact:
American Society of the Italian Legions of Merit, Inc.
Columbus Townhouse, 8 East 69th Street, New York, New York 10021 or email: adambrosio@dunnington.com