NDIA Great Lakes Chapter spans parts of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana

Welcome to our chapter

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Great Lakes Chapter is a 501(c)(3), educational nonprofit dedicated to engaging thoughtful and innovative leaders in national defense and security. As an integral part of NDIA, our regional Chapter serves as a vital extension of the Association, fostering collaboration between industry, government, and academia to ensure the best support for our warfighters.

Formed in 2009...

NDIA Great Lakes Chapter represents leading organizations in NE Illinois, NW Indiana, and the state of Wisconsin that support the defense industrial base. 


Jul 24
325 Spring Lake Dr - 325 Spring Lake Drive, Itasca, IL 60143

Why join NDIA Great Lakes

Professional Growth

Members can access a collaborative environment that fosters professional growth through strategic networking, education, and career development.

Educational Benefits

Members can connect with academia and participate in educational programs, enhancing their knowledge and skills in the defense and security sectors.


Members benefit from ample engagement opportunities between professionals in the military, government, industry, and academia.

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Support students seeking careers in STEM

NDIA Great Lakes is honored to support the best and brightest students who are helping the industry advance by seeking higher education towards STEM-based careers.

NDIA Great Lakes Partners

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