Mission & Goals
Since World War II, the National Defense Transportation Association (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.
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Mr. John Dietrich, Chairman, National Defense Transportation Association, Comments on 2018 NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting
While facing an unpredictable world, we have a shared goal with USTRANSCOM of remaining focused on readiness and resiliency. I have seen our commercial and industry partners come together and show determination and a shared sense of purpose in this mission.read more
The National Defense Transportation Association is proud to announce the recipients of its annual scholarship program. This year, NDTA awarded $35,000 in scholarship funds to 21 students enrolled at colleges and universities throughout the United States.read more
When we have opportunities to have open and honest dialogue with our force, we’re able to accurately and plainly identify and address our challenges, now and in the future.read more