About Us

Who We Are

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

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.  We are a 501c3 organization and utilize our funds for STEM scholarships, charitable warrior centric-donations, and networking events throughout the year promoting industry and defense networking and understanding.

Learn more about the National Defense Industrial Association (click here).