Individual Membership
(Changes coming for 2025)

Connection. Education. Advancement.

Individual Membership in NDIA provides access to education, tools, and networks in order to start or advance your career in national security. Our new Industry Professional option provides even more access to benefits, including increased Division participation.

NDIA Industry Professional (New for 2025)

Industry Professional Membership offers U.S. individuals all same benefits as Basic Individual Membership plus increased opportunities for thought leadership and relationship building. NDIA Industry members will have the opportunity to vote for NDIA Chapter leadership.

Added benefits include

  • Eligibility to participate in Division leadership roles, to include joining Division Committees*. Powerful convening organizations, division leaders benefit from earned thought leadership as event planners, panelists, and speakers. Division leadership provides unique opportunities to build and develop deep relationships with government, military, academic, and industry professionals.
  • Access to NDIA’s exclusive regulatory tracker.

*excludes Chairing a committee, which is a Corporate member-only benefit

Dues - Annual membership dues for Individual Memberships are a flat-rate based on the tier you select.

$450 (1 Year)

$1,080 (3 Years) Includes 20% Savings!

NDIA Basic Individual

Basic Individual Membership offers U.S. individuals access to event discounts, our newsletters, and joining local Chapters and Divisions (excluding Division Committees and Boards).

(Non-U.S. individuals who are interested in joining as individual members can find information on our Allied Basic Individual membership here.)

Dues - Annual membership dues for Individual Memberships are a flat-rate based on the tier you select.

$95 (1 Year)

$228 (3 Years) Includes 20% Savings!

WID Individual

NDIA and WID Individual memberships are separate. To participate in WID member-only events, you must be a WID member. WID Industry members will have the opportunity to vote for WID Chapter leadership.

WID Membership Benefits:

  • Network with men and women who work in and lead government, industry, and academic organizations engaged in national security
  • Attend dynamic events to expand your network, highlight your brand, and build business & technical acumen
  • Discover Business Development opportunities geared towards industry and government
  • Engage in educational and professional development events designed for professionals with highly demanding schedules
  • Participate in a local WID Chapter to multiply your contacts, expand your knowledge, and showcase your talents through volunteering
  • Leverage a cross-country membership base by participating in Chapters located across the U.S.
  • Stay abreast of high-interest national security trends with a subscription to National Defense Magazine
  • Receive member discounts to WID, National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), and NDIA events
  • Support WID Scholars, encouraging talented young women to pursue careers related to U.S. national security and defense while providing development opportunities to women who already work in these fields


Reduced rates on event registration and exhibits

Member-Only Events
Gain access to exclusive seminars, exhibitions, and meetings

Connect with government leaders, industry partners, academia, and much more

Participate in our Divisions and Division committees

News & Education
Stay up to date with our newsletters, reports, and National Defense Magazine

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