NDIA New England Chapter

Welcome to the New England Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association.

Our chapter is made up of more than 2900 individual members from large corporations, small companies, research facilities and service providers – as well as education and government - in the six-state New England region.

New England’s rich array of academic, research, technology and entrepreneurial resources are particularly important to the nation’s Defense and Homeland Security efforts. NDIA New England serves as an interface for these sectors, along with the broader defense-focused corporations which also have a major presence in the region, in their work with federal government departments and agencies.

We host an ongoing series of meetings and events to exchange timely and useful information on all aspects of doing business in the defense and homeland security marketplace. We schedule briefings with members of the region’s Congressional delegation. We promote new business and professional development as well as networking opportunities.

NDIA New England is the regional arm of the National Defense Industrial Association (www.ndia.org), the nation’s leading defense industry association in providing a forum for the exchange of information between industry and government on national security issues.

 

Major General Harold J. Greene
February 11, 1959 – August 5, 2014


“It is with great sorrow when we learned this week we had lost a long-time friend and partner of the New England Chapter of the NDIA. Serving in his first combat tour in Afghanistan, MG Harold “Harry” Greene, former Commanding General of Natick Soldier Systems Center, died during a tragic insider attack from an Afghan soldier, while serving as the Deputy Commander for the Combined Security Transition Command. In that role MG Greene was responsible for the training and development of the Afghan Security Forces.

The Commanding General of Natick Soldier Systems Center from 2009 to 2011, MG Greene was a highly visible leader in the tight-knit defense community in New England. An extremely well educated Soldier-Scholar, MG Greene earned five advanced degrees, enabling him to operate seamlessly with industry, while ensuring that only the most capable equipment was deployed to support our combat troops.

As a Major who has led elite counter-terrorism forces in Afghanistan, I had the opportunity daily to watch bravery and leadership in action, a tradition carried on by BG Greene. His work in theater training Afghan troops was a natural extension of the operations undertaken by both Coalition soldiers and Afghans loyal to democratic principles. That he died in the manner he did only reinforce his selflessness and speaks to the supreme contribution that BG Greene brought to our country.”


Bob Kinder is a Managing Director of G2 Capital Advisors, Boston, leading its newly formed Aerospace, Defense and Security Practice Group. He architected General Stanley McChrystal’s Counterinsurgency Advisory and Assistance Team (CAAT) program in Afghanistan.