NDIA's 50 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.
CHAPTER EVENTS AUGUST 8 Greater Hampton Roads Milliennium Challenge 2002 Overview Session JTASC, Suffolk, VA 20-22 Tennessee Valley (co-sponsors) 5th Annual Space & Missile Defense Conference & Exhibition Huntsville, AL 26 Rocky Mountain Luncheon Sheraton Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO SEPTEMBER 27 Rocky Mountain Salute to Space Command Ball Sheraton Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO 30 Delaware Valley Annual Golf Outing Commonwealth Golf Club, Horsham, PA. OCTOBER 15 Greater Hampton Roads Milliennium Challenge 2002 Overview Session JTASC, Suffolk, VA 16-17 Picatinny Mortars Conference 2002 Morristown, NJ 30-Nov 1 San Diego SPAWAR Industry Conference San Diego, CA NOVEMBER 14 Picatinny Firepower Awards Luncheon Parsippany Hilton Hotel, Parsippany, NJ YEAR 2003 APRIL TBD Michigan Logistics Symposium Northfield Hilton, Troy, MI JULY 25 Michigan Annual Meeting Dinner Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Grosse Pointe, MI ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND CHAPTER
(CENTRAL & SOUTHERN MARYLAND)
Chapter Board Meetings held the first Thursday of each month
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
David C. Robinson, TRI-S, Inc., Aberdeen, MD
Patrick A. Endres, Science Applications International Corporation/Jacobs Engineering, Bel Air, MD
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
Joseph A. Andrese, Bel Air, MD
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT
V. Michael Paturzo, AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, MD
Jerold L. Nook, Edgewood, MD
Richard A. Bucci, Bel Air, MD
Ronald Terry Craig, Defense Contract Audit Agency, Baltimore, MD
Robert C. Curley, White Marsh, MD
James P. Finfera, Finfera Enterprises, Edgewood, MD
John C. Gregory, JGG Inc., White Marsh, MD
Larry W. Overbay, Street, MD
David C. Robinson, TRI-S Inc., Havre de Grace, MD
John P. Sobczyk, Aberdeen, MD
Kirk Kennedy, The Boeing Company, Mesa, AZ
Robert B. Glantz, The Boeing Company, Mesa, AZ
Mark P. Harris, Talley Defense Systems, Inc., Mesa, AZ
James E. Haskins, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Litchfield Park, AZ
Jon J. Miller, General Dynamics Decisions Systems, Scottsdale, AZ
Martin J. Muir, Talley Defense Systems, Inc., Mesa, AZ
Ralph A. Rockow, Dynamic Science Inc., Phoenix, AZ
Steven M. Wegener, Talley Defense Systems, Inc., Mesa, AZ
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Bill Mogan, Rochester, MN
(ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA AND TEXAS)
CAPITAL CITIES CHAPTER
(NEW YORK STATE)
CENTRAL FLORIDA CHAPTER
(ORLANDO AND MELBOURNE, FLORIDA)
Chapter Board Meetings held Second Tuesday of each month
The Central Florida Chapter membership averaged 425 during 2002. The geographical center for our members is the Central Florida Research Park, which is the home of the National Center for Simulation. The park is also the home of the U.S. Army Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Command (STRICOM), Naval Air Warfare Center-Training Systems Division (NAWC-TSD) and the Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS), as well the University of Central Florida's Institute for Simulation and Training (IST).
The industry base that supports these "high-tech' organizations is large and diversified and made up of large, mid-size, and small "disadvantaged" businesses, Our member companies range from the giants --Lockheed Martin, TRW, L3 COM, Boeing, and Raytheon-- to small, 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 significant number of engineering, logistics and program support services companies.
During 2002, the Central Florida Chapter will continue to sponsor the Training and Simulation Industry Luncheon each month from January to November. These luncheons are usually held the third or fourth week of the month and are sponsored by a different member from our local industry each time.
The chapter will continue our role as the sponsor for an Armed Forces Day (AFD) celebration. This year's celebration was May 11, 2002. AFD 2002 will be hosted by the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force commands represented in the Orlando area.
Special events will include the presentation of academic scholarships to deserving ROTC and JROTC cadets from the University of Central Florida and Central Florida High Schools and the introduction of past, present and future veterans.
Additionally, a golf tournament was sponsored at the Kissimmee Bay Golf Course in conjunction with AFD 2002 this past May. Funds collected from this celebration will be used to support the NDIA's JROTC and UCF ROTC scholarship funds. The AFD theme is "A Salute to Our Armed Forces...Past, Present, and Future."
To assist in celebrating this event, we will have a U.S. senator, two U.S. congressmen, local dignitaries, military bands, military demonstration teams, hands-on interactive simulation and technology exhibits, historical re-enactments, JROTC drill teams, flybys, military static displays consisting of fixed and rotor wing military aircraft and ground equipment, such as trucks and armored personnel vehicles and much more.
Representation is from all branches of the armed forces including members of active, reserve and National Guard components, as well as local veteran organizations. Attendance of 20,000 to 30,000 is anticipated. The chapter sponsors several golf tournaments during the year for NDIA/NTSA, such as I/ITSEC, APBI and the Training and Testing Symposium
Stanley M. Aronberg, USAF (Ret.), Aronberg & Associates, Orlando, FL
Ralph C. Nelson, Illgen Simulations Technologies, Orlando, FL
Paul G. Bernhardt, USA (Ret.), Aerosystems International, Inc., Orlando, FL
James K. Cooksey, USA (Ret.), TRW, Inc., Orlando, FL
Earle Denton, USA (Ret.) Icon Inc., Orlando, FL
Jim Godwin, USA (Ret.), JHT, Inc., Orlando, FL
Russ Hauck, USN (Ret.), National Center for Simulation, Orlando, FL
Ron Johnson, USA (Ret.), Echota Technologies, Winter Springs, FL
Robert Keller, USA (Ret.), AST, Inc., Orlando, FL
Mark Yerkes, USN (Ret.), University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
CENTRAL NEW JERSEY CHAPTER
(FORT MONMOUTH, NEW JERSEY)
(DESIGNATED MODEL CHAPTER 2001)
Chapter Board Meetings held Second Wednesday of each month.
Kenneth H. Zimms, Department of the Navy, Freehold, NJ
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Andrew R D'Angelo, Sytex, Inc., Eatontown, NJ
Anthony V. Campi, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Linda Longo, Eatontown, NJ
Ellie Cintron, Long Branch, NJ
Takeo Ishimasa, LESCO, Inc., Adelphia, NJ
John S. Chesbro, Colonel, USA (Ret.), Ocean, NJ
Thomas J. Kesolits, TJX Technology, Holmdel, NJ
Robert R. Lehnes, Department of the Army, Fort Monmouth, NJ
Samuel G. Livecchi, Oceanport, NJ
Gerald O. Stoops, Department of the Army, Fort Monmouth, NJ
Patrick T. Thornton, Rockwell Collins, Fort Monmouth, NJ
Darvel C. Stutz, Radian Inc., Shrewsbury, NJ
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Jim C. Horn, Department of the Army, Toms River, NJ
CHICAGO CHAPTER (NORTHERN ILLINOIS)
CHINA LAKE CHAPTER (CHINA LAKE NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION, CALIFORNIA)
CLEVELAND CHAPTER (NORTHERN OHIO)
CUMBERLAND VALLEY CHAPTER (EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND NORTHERN MARYLAND)
The Cumberland Valley Chapter serves members throughout the rolling hills of beautiful Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland. Its membership consists of representatives from major companies and organizations such as AMP, Incorporated; United Defense; York International; Pennsylvania State University; Gichner Shelter Systems; HRB Systems; Precision Components Corporation, and Primex Technologies, as well as many small businesses. Major Defense Department activities within the chapter's coverage area include Defense Distribution Region East, Naval Inventory Control Point, U.S. Army War College, Naval Supply Systems Command, and Letterkenny Army Depot. The Cumberland Valley Chapter sponsors, on an annual basis, plan tours and membership meetings.
Neil R. Fowler, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Harrisburg, PA
Directors (appointments pending)
PAST PRESIDENT: Ralph E. Keller, York, PA
DELAWARE VALLEY CHAPTER (EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE) (DESIGNATED MODEL CHAPTER 2001-2002)
The chapter holds bi-annual membership meetings at local military or industrial establishments, as well as an annual ROTC Awards Luncheon and annual scholarship golf outing.
Alan J. Criswell, American Competitiveness Institute, Philadelphia, PA
David C. Hughes, American Competitiveness Institute, Philadelphia, PA
James A. Donahue, Strategic Management Consulting, Richboro, PA
Aaron B. Fuller III, Computer Sciences Corporation, Moorestown, NJ
Charles A. Graves, Day & Zimmermann Inc., Philadelphia, PA
Edward J. Hoffman, Esq., Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley, Philadelphia, PA
Capt. Robert J. Hogan, USN (Ret.), Aeptec Microsystems, Philadelphia, PA
Fred t. Jaffin, AverStar Inc., Warminster, PA
Capt. Stephen L. Joseph, Department of the Navy, Philadelphia, PA
Wayne E. Kissinger, American Arbitration Association, Philadelphia, PA