Individual Membership

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Connection. Education. Advancement.

NDIA's position at the crossroads between industry and government provides a unique opportunity for students and professionals. As NDIA members, you'll have access to education, tools, and networks in order to start or advance your career in national security.


Member Benefits

Our individual membership delivers exclusive benefits and access to defense and national security professionals from all sectors.

  • Networking

Directly connect with leaders, mentors, and peers in your field through national events, Division forums, and local Chapter activities.

  • Education

NDIA and its affiliates offer fellowships, scholarships, education, and training for national security students and professionals.


  • Events

Attend conferences, meetings, and events to stay connected to the latest defense and national security trends.


  • Dialogue

Hear from the industry’s top experts, innovators, and thought leaders on current topics in national security.


  • News

Stay up to date on the latest issues, policies, legislation, and regulations impacting defense and national security with our e-newsletters, reports, and award-winning magazine.

  • Forums

Collaborate with peers, mentors, and industry leaders on NDIA Connect, our exclusive member-only online discussion community, and through participation in our local Chapter activities.



Your membership dues include your subscription to NDIA's award-winning National Defense Magazine.

Individual Membership

U.S. Individual
1-year $40
3-year $115
Allied Individual
1-year $45
3-year $130

Must Qualify to Receive

Individuals who are citizens of: X


Note: If your organization is a corporate member of NDIA, you qualify for complimentary membership by joining their rosterClick here to determine if your company is a member.  

Still not convinced? Register for our next Member Value Briefing to learn more about what NDIA can do for you.

Individual Membership Application - Download/Print/View Individual Membership Application (PDF)

NDIA (and its Affiliates) is a 501(c)(3) organization. Payments may be deductible as charitable contributions (less the value of any goods or services received) or as business expenses. Please consult your tax advisor to determine the deductibility of your payment.

*For the purposes of NDIA membership, Allied Nations are defined as citizens of: (1) Nations belonging to NATO; (2) Japan, Australia or New Zealand; (3) Nations with which the United States maintains a reciprocal procurement agreement; or (4) Nations with which the US Department of Defense has specifically requested the Association to conduct meetings and improve communications on an industry-to-industry basis. Allied individual members may participate as non-voting members in the activities of NDIA Chapters, subject to any restrictions that may be placed on such participation by the U.S. government. In Chapters located outside of the 50 United States, allied members may participate as individual voting members in Chapter activities. If you are not sure of your eligibility status, or if you belong to a non-allied nation and are interested in joining NDIA, please contact our Membership Team at for assistance.