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 Missile Defense 

Missile Defense 

Missile Defense Division


To establish and foster a close working relationship members of the U.S. industry, academia, and government, whose responsibilities relate to the missile defense needs of the United States.

The Missile Defense Division seeks to promote and sustain the educational goals and objectives of the NDIA through its chartered objectives. It provides government with an industry view on government policies, practices, needs, and problems pertaining to missile defense that are within the committee's purview. It works to foster mutual understanding and effective working relationships between the DoD, military departments, and industry to facilitate identifying and resolving missile defense issues and matters of common interest to both government and industry. Finally, it provides a means for dialogue on all missile defense matters relating to the planning, programming, acquisition, deployment, and prospective legislation that can affect the acquisition and readiness of our nation's missile defense programs.

The division is organized into four distinct activity areas.

The division sponsors the Congressional Missile Defense Speaker Series in collaboration with the National Defense University Foundation. This continuing program brings together members of Congress, senior government officials, and Industry and academic leaders to discuss a wide range of issues including emerging and current threats to U.S. and regional security; status of ballistic missile defense programs, and the role of missile defense in overall U.S. defense strategy and policy.

The executive committee holds monthly meetings in which senior officials, including the MDA leadership, offer presentations discussions on current topics.

The division also maintains active committees to manage planning for its annual awards dinner and to develop and/or respond to missile defense issues of national interest.

The Missile Defense Industry (MDI) Group provides a bi-weekly exchange of information between government representatives, NDIA corporate members, paid MDI Group consultants, and others who can assist in maintaining a high level of awareness in the planning, budgeting, and execution of major U.S. missile defense programs. Active membership to the MDI Group is by annual subscription to offset consultant fees.

Proceedings from Missile Defense Meetings

  • 1st Annual Integrated Air and Missile Defense Symposium
    Download/Print/View proceedings from the Symposium

  • 4th Annual Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Industry Day
    Download/Print/View proceedings from the Conference


    • 6th Annual Integrated Air and Missile Defense Symposium                                       Download/Print/View proceddings from the Symposium

    Missile Defense Awards Dinner - Award Recipients

    2012 Awardees:

    Outstanding Achievement Award: The Iron Dome Team
    Outstanding Leadership Award: EPAA Treaty Negotiations Team
    Trailblazer Award: The Airborne Laser Government/Industry Team
    RADM David Altwegg Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. J. David Martin
    Lt. Gen Ronald T. Kadish Award for Acquisition Excellence: Ground-Based Midcourse Defense Development and Sustainment Contract Team

    2011 Awardees:

    Outstanding Achievement Award: Mr. Steven G. Leonard - MDA & Mr. David A. Bloodgood - Northrop Grumman
    Outstanding Leadership Award: Colonel William L. Lamb, USA
    Lt. Gen Ronald T. Kadish Award for Acquisition Excellence: Lt. Gen Henry A. "Trey" Obering, III, USAF (Ret) and Director, MDA 2004-2008

    2010 Awardees:

    Heritage Award: Dr. Edward T. Gerry
    Lifetime Achievement Award: VADM Rodney Rempt, USN (Ret)
    Outstanding Leadership Award: Mr. Richard Ritter
    Outstanding Achievement Award: Ms. Kari Anderson
    Kadish Award for Acquisition Excellence: Gen James Cartwright, USMC

    2009 Awardees:

    NDIA Meritorious Award: Mr. Peter R. Huessy, National Defense University
    Lifetime Achievement: Dr. Patricia A. Sanders
    Outstanding Leadership: Mr. Keith L. Englander
    Kadish Award for Acquisition Excellence: RADM Alan B. Hicks, USN

    Missile Defense Quarterly Lunches

    • Missile Defense Agency Director's Semi Annual Update- Luncheon- September 15, 2010 at Westin Arlington Gateway
      Download/Print/View presentation given by LTG Patrick J. O'Reilly, USA

    Missile Defense Monthly Luncheons

    MDA Organizational Chart (Updated 8/2012)


    Mr. Jeffery Morrow
    Director, Strategic Missile & Defense Systems
    The Boeing Company
    929 Long Bridge Dr.
    Arlington, VA 22202-4208
    Office: 703.465.3235

    Executive Committee

    • David Caldwell, Vice Chair; Aerojet
    • Eugene Stockel, Lockheed Martin
    • Stella Colucci, Allied Associates International
    • Joseph Connell, Ex-Officio Chairman, ATK
    • Jeff Morrow, The Boeing Company
    • Ken Collins, Booz Allen Hamilton
    • Frank Cevasco, Cevasco LLC
    • Mauro Farinelli, Cobham
    • Harry Rosen, CSC
    • Dan Thompson, General Dynamics
    • David Bagnati, MDA Chief of Staff
    • Bruce Roulstone, NDIA
    • Jose Boluda, Northrop Grumman
    • John Carter, Orbital
    • Tom Johnson, Paradigm Technologies, Ex-Officio Chairman 
    • Jeff McKeel, Raytheon
    • John Ratts, SAIC
    • Joe Genovese, Teledyne Brown
    • Jim Offutt, Vanguard
    • Barry Breindel, Consultant  


    For more information on this division, please contact:

    CAPT Bruce Roulstone, USN (Ret.)
    Assistant Vice President, Operations


    Affiliate Associations

    The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense