The Expeditionary Warfare Division is the focal point and coordinating element within NDIA for the identification, study and resolution of expeditionary warfare and force protection issues in the littoral regions of the world, affecting the strength of the national defense industrial base and the armed services. 

The group conducts its activities through seven committees: industry, amphibious warfare, littoral and mine warfare, expeditionary unmanned vehicles, C4I in the littorals, seabasing and sustainment, and force protection/anti-terrorism. Close coordination is maintained with the director of the U.S. Navy Expeditionary Warfare Directorate (N95), the U.S. Marine Corps deputy commandant for plans, policy and operations, and the U.S. Coast Guard’s assistant commandant for operations. The division’s annual symposium attracts participants from government, industry and the military services.

View the Expeditionary Warfare Division Organization Chart Here.


The objectives of the Expeditionary Warfare Division are to:

  • Develop and foster industry/Defense Department communications on expeditionary warfare issues, including missions, systems, technologies, training and manpower resources.
  • Develop and foster industry understanding of DoD expeditionary warfare capabilities, current and emerging requirements, issues and future plans.
  • Develop and foster DoD understanding of expeditionary warfare capabilities, resources and technologies available within industry.
  • Develop and foster effective and efficient use of industrial capabilities in meeting DoD current and future requirements.
  • Conduct an annual expeditionary warfare conference and other forums, as appropriate, for the exchange of information, ideas and issues of mutual interest to the military services and industry.
  • Provide a vehicle for broad-based industrial input to DoD concerns on expeditionary warfare matters.

Topics: Expeditionary Warfare, Amphibious, Littoral, Maritime Electronic Warfare, Mine, Naval Fires And Aviation, Seabasing and Sustainment, Unmanned Vehicles, Shipbuilding, Aircraft Carriers, Submarines, Surface Ships, Mine Warfare

NDIA Contact

For more information about this group, please contact:

Carizza Gutierrez
Associate Director, Divisions
Phone: (703) 247-2599
E-mail: cgutierrez@NDIA.org
Tiffiney Smith
Meeting Manager
Phone: (703) 247-2554
E-mail: tsmith@NDIA.org

Division Contact

BGen J. Scott O'Meara, USMC (Ret)
JSO Innovative Strategies, LLC
E-mail: jscottomeara@gmail.com

Policy Contact

For policy-related or congressional inquiries, please contact:

Jennifer Stewart
Executive Vice President Strategy & Policy
Phone: (703) 247-2595
E-mail: jstewart@NDIA.org