Central New Jersey
George Rogers Clark
Greater El Paso/Ft Bliss
Greater Hampton Roads
Greater Los Angeles
NDIA's 51 chapters, many located near major military commands, corporate business areas, research centers and defense agencies, focus on educating its communities on current and local issues relating to our national security and industrial base. Each member may participate in activities to gain firsthand knowledge of the needs and requirements of defense related companies, attend briefings and tours hosted by senior military commanders, and strengthen local relationships among government and industry representatives. These activities range from informal breakfasts to black-tie dinners, from ad-hoc meetings to community USO benefits and scholarship fundraising events.
2003 Model Chapters
Central New Jersey
Greater Hampton Roads
CHAPTER OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND CHAPTER (CENTRAL & SOUTHERN MARYLAND
Aberdeen Proving Ground is known as the birthplace of the Army Ordnance Association. Founded in 1919 and through a series of changes through the years, the AOA later became part of the American Defense Preparedness Association, a national organization dedicated to promoting progress in science, engineering, education and management for the national defense. The present NDIA resulted from a merger between the ADPA and the National Security Industrial Association. APG has a proud history and is still referred to as "the Home of Army Ordnance." it is one of the Army's finest test, evaluation, research, development, engineering and training installations.
The APG Chapter serves as a focal point for industry to interact with the major service commands located in the APG Chapter area. The chapter's main activities include general membership luncheons and dinners with technical experts as guest speakers, tours of industrial plants and government research and development facilities and an annual outing and baseball game at the Cal Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Md., to foster dialogue between industry and government members. The chapter hosted two dinner presentations with top NASA scientists who spoke the Hubble Space Telescope and the Mars Rover and Exploration Mission.
These events were held on behalf of promoting science and engineering in the community. Local students interested in these fields were invited to participate in the events and were requested to write an article for their school newspaper based on what they learned from the presentations.
The chapter provides support to youths to pursue careers in the technical and scientific fields. This year, the chapter joined local corporations in the area to provide sponsorship to the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League Robotics Tournament.
As indicated by a "thank-you" letter from the executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County, Md., hosting the event,
"The NDIA APG Chapter's support helped make this first-ever event a resounding success" for 200 youth participants. Also, the chapter monitored efforts and made our position known to military and local officials during a study concerning the proposed joint military and civilian use of the Phillips Army Airfield, located at the Aberdeen Proving Ground. Website: www.ndiaapg.org
Joseph A. Andrese, Bel Air, Md.
John F. Roth Jr., U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
Robert C. Curley, Robert Curley Associates, White Marsh, Md.
Richard A. Bucci, Bel Air, Md.
Chairman of the Board & Immediate Past President
Patrick A. Endres, Jacobs Engineering, Bel Air, Md.
Cindy G. Boston, Smiths Detection, Edgewood, Md.
John G. Gregory, JGG Inc., White Marsh, Md.
Jerold L. Nook, Edgewood, Md.
David C. Robinson, TRI-S Inc., Aberdeen, Md.
Jeannie Skillman, Booz Allen Hamilton, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
John P. Sobczyk, Aberdeen, Md.
Randy Coates, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Terry Craig, DoD
James Finfera, Finfera Enterprises, Clearwater, Fla.
ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER (NEW MEXICO)
Kirk Kennedy, ATK Gun Systems Company LLC, Mesa, Ariz.
Secretary & Treasurer
Robert B. Glantz, AFK, Mesa, Ariz.
Mark P. Harris, Talley Defense Systems Inc., Mesa, Ariz.
James E. Haskins, Lockheed Martin Corp., Litchfield Park, Ariz.
Jon J. Miller, General Dynamics Decision Systems, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Martin J. Muir, "Talley Defense Systems Inc., Mesa, Ariz.
Ralph A. Rockow, Dynamic Science Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.
Steven M. Wegener "Talley Defense Systems Inc., Mesa, Ariz.
Past Immediate President
Bill Mogan, Rochester, Minn.
ARK-LA-TEX CHAPTER (ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA AND TEXAS)
CAPITAL CITIES CHAPTER (NEW YORK STATE)
CENTRAL FLORIDA CHAPTER (ORLANDO AND MELBOURNE AREAS, FLORIDA)
The Central Florida Chapter membership increased to 655 as of May 2004. The geographical center for our members is the Central Florida Research Park, which is the home of the U.S. Army Program Executive Office, Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI); the Naval Air Systems Command, Training Systems Division (NAVAIR Orlando); the U.S. Marine Corps Program Manager Training Systems (PM TRASYS), and the Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS). The park is also the home for the University of Central Florida's Institute for Simulation and Training (IST), as well as the National Center for Simulation.
The industry base that supports these "high-tech" organizations is large and diversified and made up of large, mid-size, small and disadvantaged businesses. Our member companies range from the giants--Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, SMC, Boeing and Raytheon--to one-person companies.
In addition to modeling, simulation and training, member companies are active participants in the areas of electronics, weapon systems, information and communications systems design, development and production. Chapter members also include a number of engineering, logistics and program support services companies outside the Modeling and Simulation Community.
During 2004, the Central Florida Chapter was represented on city and county military affairs committees and actively supported the city and county Welcome Home to the Troops in June 2004. The chapter continued to present academic scholarships totaling $6,000 for deserving ROTC and JROTC cadets and for the Simulator Technician Program at Daytona Beach Community College.
The chapter worked closely with PEO STRI and NAVAIR Orlando to establish five Government/Industry integrated Product Teams (IPT) to improve communications and business practices within the Central Florida military industrial community. IPT feedback and reports of progress are presented at the bimonthly industry luncheons sponsored by CFL-NDIA. The IPT reports have increased luncheon attendance by 15 percent.
The chapter continues to serve as a conduit for support to our deployed servicemen, assisting in the collection of sundry packs to postage. We continue our tradition of providing support to the host commands for special events, such as MIA Day and building dedications in the name of fallen soldiers, making possible for them activities that would otherwise be financially unsupportable.
With sponsorship from one of our leading board members and the active oversight of another board member, we have established an extremely effective website for our chapter. The site has protected information for the exclusive use of our members, postings of key events throughout the community, provisions for communications between IPT members and our members and a host of other beneficial features.
Our recently concluded board elections resulted in a one-third turnover in elected membership, enhancing representation outside what is predominantly an M&S community. Recent Board membership was extended to permanent representation by the National Center for Simulation (NCS) and changed from the Institute of Simulation and Technology (IST) to the broader-based University of Central Florida. The major source of revenue for all chapter activities remains the I/ITSEC golf tournament. Chapter board meetings held second Tuesday of each month. Website: www.ndia-cfl.org
Jim B Godwin, JHT Inc., Orlando, Fla.
Vice President (Membership)
Debbie L. Berry, Lockheed Martin Information Systems, Orlando, Fla.
Paul G. Bernhardt, MTS Technologies Inc., Orlando, Fla.
Ron Johnson, Advanced Interactive Systems, Orlando, Fla.
Edward D. Babiuch, AT&T Government Solutions, Orlando, Fla.
James K. Cooksey, Northrop Grumman Corp., Orlando, Fla.
Earle L. Denton, ICON Systems Inc., Orlando, Fla.
Perry Dunn, American Systems Corp., Winter Park, Fla.
Fred Eisele, Raytheon Co., Chuluota, Fla.
Russ Hauck, National Center for Simulation, Orlando, Fla.
George A. Landis, Brig. Gen., USA (Ret.), Raytheon Co., Orlando, Fla.
Kristy Murray, IDSI, Winter Park, Fla.
DeLloyd Voorhees, Computer Sciences Corp., Orlando, Fla.
Sharon K Wolford, Carley Corp., Orlando, Fla.
William M. Yerkes, Captain, USN (Ret.), University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.
Immediate Past President
Stanley Aronberg, Aronberg & Associates, Orlando, Fla.
CENTRAL NEW JERSEY CHAPTER (FORT MONMOUTH AREA, NEW JERSEY)