NDIA welcomes its 30th chapter, representing U.S. Northern Tier
ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association is proud to announce its 30th chapter, representing the Northern Tier of the United States.
The new chapter debuted Wednesday, July 14, during a virtual event that included several officials, among them the first chapter president, Terry Sando, NDIA’s Executive Vice President James Boozer and NDIA’s Chair Emeritus and Emerging Technologies Institute chair Dick McConn.
“As a native of North Dakota, I’m proud of the small role I played in catalyzing this new chapter,” McConn said. “I know there are tremendous opportunities for defense and national security companies in these five states, and NDIA is the right association to ensure we effectively leverage their contributions.”
“We believe the chapter will find ways to educate stakeholders about arms control issues, bombers, intercontinental ballistic missiles and upgrades to nuclear command, control and communication,” Boozer said. He also noted the chapter’s “deep expertise in unmanned aircraft systems.”
Among the chapter’s goals is support of the U.S. Global Strike Command. Representing Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, four of 20th Air Force’s major operating locations and two of 8th Air Force’s major operating locations are in the Northern Tier chapter’s region.
Other officers include Brenda Wyland, vice president for North Dakota; Mike Johnson, vice president for Minnesota; James Cluff, vice president for Montana; Dale Steenbergen, vice president for Wyoming; Joleen Leier, secretary; and Brekka Kramer, treasurer.