2005 NDIA CHAPTERS
Aberdeen Proving Ground Albuquerque Arizona Ark-La-Tex Capital Cities Central Florida Central New Jersey Central Texas Chicago Cleveland Cumberland Valley Delaware Valley Florida Peninsula George Rogers Clark Greater Atlanta Greater El Paso/Ft. Bliss Greater Hampton Roads Greater Los Angeles Greater NY/Connecticut Gulf Coast High Desert Indian Head Iowa/Illinois Lone Star Michigan Mid-Continent Mile High Nebraska New England North Carolina Northern California Northwest Oregon Pacific Northwest Panhandle Picatinny Pittsburgh Pontchartrain Razorback Rio Grande Rocky Mountain San Diego South Carolina St. Louis Tennessee Valley Texas Utah Washington, D.C. West Virginia Wisconsin Wright Brothers Regional
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.
2005 Model Chapters
Aberdeen Proving Ground Central Florida Greater Hampton Roads Gulf Coast Iowa Illinois Michigan Picatinny Rocky Mountain San Diego Tennessee Valley Washington, D.C.
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND CHAPTER
The Aberdeen Proving Ground Chapter serves the military and civilian scientists and engineers associated with the APG installation and throughout the central Maryland region area. APG was established in 1917, and became known as the "Home of the Army Ordnace". It is the birthplace of the Army Ordnance Association (AOA) which was founded in 1919. After a series of changes throughout the years, the AOA later became part of the American Defense Preparedness Association (ADPA). The present NDIA resulted from a merger between the ADPA and the National Security Industrial Association (NSIA). There are nine major Army commands represented on APG. The chapter serves as a focal point for industry to interact with these commands and others located throughout the chapter area. Chapter members and guests met on a social basis at the second annual outing and baseball game held at the Cal Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. The event has been a success so the chapter plans to host the third annual outing and ballgame in August 2005. The chapter held a membership luncheon and tour of a contractor facility involved with the development and production of advanced security solutions for DOD and Homeland Security. Also, a membership dinner was held with a top NASA scientist as speaker. This was the third year that the chapter focused on a space technology theme for the membership dinner meeting. The topic was the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and exploration of its moon Titan. Local high school students were invited to attend the dinner presentation as guests of the chapter. The students were requested to write an article for their school newspaper sharing what they learned from the presentation. The chapter joined local corporations in the area to provide sponsorship to youth in two robotics programs. Support was provided to the Harford County Boys and Girls Club Robomaniacs team so that they could compete in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League Robotics Tournament for youth 8 to 12 years of age. The team went on to take first place at the International Championship in Atlanta during April 2005. The chapter also supported the Harford Technical High School COBRA robotics team to build a large-scale robot for competition. The team went on to compete in the Philadelphia regional meet where they advanced to the final round. The chapter chose to support the robotics programs because the consensus was that this field helps build the basic concepts of science, math, engineering, teamwork, and invention for the many individuals who participate in the programs. The chapter also monitored efforts and made our position known to military and local officials concerning the proposed joint military and civilian use of the Phillips Army Airfield located at Aberdeen Proving Ground. WEEB site: http://www.ndiaapg.org/
President Joseph A. Andrese, Bel Air, Md.
Vice President John E Roth Jr., U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
Secretary James Moratis, Hunter Manufacturing Company, Edgewood, Md.
Treasurer Richard A. Bucci, Bel Air, Md. Chairman of the Board & Immediate Past
President Patrick A. Endres, Jacobs Engineering, Bel Air, Md.
Directors Cindy G. Boston, Genencor International, Edgewood, Hampstead, Md.
Robert Curley, Robert Curley Associates, White Marsh, Md.
Olivia Deffenderfer, 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.
Jearmie Skillman, Army Environmental Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
John E Sobczyk, Aberdeen, Md.
Fred Whiton, Jr., Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, Elkridge, Md.
Advisory Directors Randy Coates, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
Ronald Terry Craig, Defense Contract Audit Agency, Baltimore, Md.
James Finfera, Finfera Enterprises, Clearwater, Fla.
Sam Lucas, Hamilton Sundstrand Sensor Systems, Pomona, Md.
ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER (NEW MEXICO)
President Kirk Kennedy, ATK Gun Systems Company, LLC, Mesa, Ariz.
Treasurer/Secretary Robert B. Glantz, ATK, Mesa, Ariz.
Directors Mark E Harris, Talley Defense Systems, Inc., Mesa, Ariz.
James E. Haskings, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Goodyear, Ariz.
Martin J. Muir, Talley Defense Systems, Inc., Mesa, Ariz.
Ralph A. Rockow, Dynamic Science Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.
Past 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)
The goals and objectives of the chapter are to: Increase liaison with Central Florida congressional delegations; Establish proactive liaison with Central Florida City and county governments; Increase liaison with Central Florida Veterans Affairs; Increase liaison with Central Florida military organizations; and Promote awareness and appreciation for Department of Defense presence within Central Florida. The current chapter membership is strong and growing to 680 members. Chapter Board Meetings held Second Tuesday of each month. Website: http://www.ndia-cfl.org/
President Jim B Godwin, JHT, Inc., Orlando, Fla.
Vice President (Membership) Steven J. Tourville, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Orlando, Fla.
Treasurer Edward D. Babiuch, AAI Corporation, Orlando, Fla.
Secretary Perry Dunn, American Systems Corporation, Winter Park, Fla.
Directors Debbie L. Berry, Lockheed Martin Information Systems, Orlando, Fla.
Perry Dunn, American Systems Corporation, Winter Park, Fla.
Fred Eisele, Raytheon Company; Chuluota, Fla.
R. J. Farris, Advanced Systems Technology, Orlando, Fla.
Russ Hanck, National Center for Simulation, Orlando, Fla.
David Hutchings, Camber Corporation, Orlando, Fla.
Stephen H. Kessinger, USA (Ret.), AT&T Government Solutions, Orlando, Fla.
George A. Landis, Brig. Gen., USA (Ret.), Raytheon Company, Orlando, Fla.
Kristy S. Murray, IDSI, Winter Park, Fla.
DeHoyd Voorhees, Computer Sciences Corporation, Orlando, Fla.
Sharon K. Wolford, Carley Corporation, Orlando, Fla.
CENTRAL NEW JERSEY CHAPTER (FORT MONMOUTH AREA)
President James C. Horn, Toms River, N.J.
Vice Presidents Anthony V. Campi, Atlantic Highlands, N.J.
Ronald E. Gornto, Galaxy Scientific Corporation, Eatontown, N.J.
Treasurer Patrick T. Thornton, Rockwell Collins, Fort Monmouth, Eatontown, N.J.
Secretary Ellie Cintron, Long Branch, N.J.
Directors John S. Chesbro, Colonel, USA (Ret.), Ocean, N.J.
Gordon R. Frank, Titan Corporation, Eaton Town, N.J.
A. Michele Kebea-Adams, AMK Ltd., Federal Programs, Chatsworth, N.J.
Mari C. Kovach, Department of the Army, Fort Monmouth, N.J.
Robert R. Lehnes, Department of the Army, Fort Monmouth, N.J.
Darv Stutz, Radian Inc., Colonel, USA (Ret.), Shrewsburg, N.J.
Kenneth H. Zimms, Freehold, N.J.
Immediate Past President Andrew R. D'Angelo, Sytex, Inc., Eatontown, N.J.
CENTRAL TEXAS CHAPTER (SAN ANTONIO/AUSTIN AREAS formerly named "South Texas" Chapter
The Central Texas Chapter conducted an initial membership meeting to adopt new Bylaws on 17 May 2005 in San Antonio, Texas. It is the goal of the chapter to present programs designed to educate local members on issues that impact them as citizens first, and as members of public and private sector organizations, with a shared interest in the defense of our country. The chapter officers and directors will begin an aggressive membership drive, by contacting existing members of the chapter to inform them of its' renewed efforts, and a simultaneous campaign to attract new members.
President James Brennan, AAUSA Electric Supply Inc., Austin, Texas
Vice President Victor L. Cerne, Karta Technologies, Inc., San Antonio, Texas
Treasurer Ellen M. Leonard, Marble Falls, Texas
Secretary Paul G. Randolph, Jr., AFIOH, Brooks City Base, Texas
Membership Rory McGaham, SNC Technologies Corporation, Smithville, Texas
Directors Douglas E Dupre, DFDX GmbH Transportation, Seguin, Texas
Lawson W. Magruder, III, Battelle, San Antonio, Texas
CHICAGO CHAPTER (NORTHERN CLEVELAND CHAPTER
CUMBERLAND VALLEY CHAPTER (EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND NORTHERN MARYLAND)
Past President Neil R. Fowler, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Harrisburg, Pa.
DELAWARE VALLEY CHAPTER (EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY AND
President Edward J...