About Us


We are the Washington D.C. Chapter of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA).

Since World War II, NDTA has served our country’s national defense and homeland security as a trusted environment where government, military, and private sector professionals can solve pressing challenges in the fields of logistics, transportation, and passenger travel services.

  • NDTA is a non-political, non-profit educational organization. Our three priorities are to:
  •    Maintain that “trusted environment” by facilitating strong working relationships, education, and the exchange of ideas
  •    Invest in programs and capabilities that provide value to our corporate and individual members, and help develop the next generation of professionals
  •    Serve the broader national security interest through a new focus on all government stakeholders in logistics, transportation, and passenger travel

We have a rich history, dating back to 1944. In that time, NDTA has established a great track record of service; including real-world disaster relief through partnerships with organizations like American Red Cross, the creation of transportation studies and white papers, the development of emergency management plans, and exercises in cooperation with the military.

The D.C. Chapter is made up of a volunteer board and members from the military, government and industry in D.C. metro area.  We host a variety of professional development, educational and social events for transportation, logistics and travel professionals supporting the defense and security of our nation.  We also award academic scholarships for current graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a career in transportation, logistics or travel.

An example of our educational programs that the whole chapter is proud of is our Mentor Protege Program.  The program brings together senior leaders in government and industry and young professionals to share lessons learned, build connections and consider career options within and after the military.  You can read more about the program here: Mentor Protege Program


To learn more about NDTA and to become a member visit the NDTA headquarters site:



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