About Us

Who We Are

NDIA Great Lakes Chapter was founded in August 2009 and encompasses a large geographic region including northeastern Illinois, northwestern Indiana, and the state of Wisconsin. Our members and board of directors enjoy targeted events and guest speakers from across the United States, both government and private industry, small and large businesses. We strive to always maintain connectivity and critical dialogue between industry and our defense customers. 

> Learn more about NDIA, a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit (here).

What We Do

NDIA is America’s leading defense industry association promoting national security.  NDIA Membership means knowledge, access, influence, and contacts, regardless of your role in the defense community.  NDIA's 29 chapters, conduct programs to inform their communities about national security and the industrial base.  NDIA is a 501(c)3 organization and utilizes funds for STEM scholarships, charitable warrior centric-donations, and networking events throughout the year promoting industry, defense networking and understanding.

Privacy Statement

The National Defense Industrial Association Inc. (NDIA) and its operating Affiliates (National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) and Women In Defense (WID)), herein collectively referred to as 'NDIA' respects the privacy of its members, customers, and those who visit its sites. This Privacy Policy explains how NDIA may collect, use, share, and safeguard information on its web properties, mobile websites, microsites, mobile applications, NDIA profiles on NDIA social media sites, and any other digital services and platforms officially operated or used by NDIA from time to time (the “Sites” or “Services”).

> Learn more about the NDIA Privacy Statement (here).