About Us

    The National Defense Industrial Association is the trusted leader in defense and national security associations.

    NDIA, comprised of its affiliateschaptersdivisions, and 1,600 corporate and 85,000 individual members, is a non-partisan, non-profit, educational association that has been designated by the IRS as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization - not a lobby firm - and was founded to educate its constituencies on all aspects of national security.

    NDIA traces its history to the American Defense Preparedness Association (ADPA), founded in 1919, and the National Security Industrial Association (NSIA), founded in 1944. For nearly 100 years, NDIA has provided a platform through which leaders in government, industry and academia can collaborate and provide solutions to advance the national security and defense needs of the nation.

    The Tennessee Valley Chapter provides forums for dialogue and discussion and networking between the defense industry and government agiences in the Tennessee Valley. We support STEM activities and award scholarships and fellowships. We also provide a robust awards program to recognize government and industry individuals that contribute to National Security.