October 18-21, 2021

National Harbor, MD

New Health & Safety Update as of Sep 24 – NDTA and USTRANSCOM are taking steps to ensure the Fall Meeting is safe and healthy.  To that end, we are requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19All participants must show proof of vaccination at our on-site registration desk in order to attend the in-person event.  Please see the new registration details here.  In addition, per the Prince George’s County, MD mask mandate issued Sunday, August 8, 2021, masks must be worn at indoor events by everyone, even if fully vaccinated.  Masks are not required while actively eating and drinking.

Please know that NDTA and USTRANSCOM continues to monitor COVID-19 guidelines issued by DoD as well as state and county government.  Gaylord Hotels® is committed to guest safety and health, and detailed information on their updated protocols can be found here.


“Resilient & Reliable Logistics… Agile and Adaptable”

October 18-21, 2021
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD

The National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) and the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) co-sponsor the Fall Meeting 2021, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD, October 18-21, 2021.

The Fall Meeting is a four-day, NDTA-USTRANSCOM co-sponsored, annual event providing government and industry with the opportunity to gather together to identify and solve logistics and transportation issues, learn about new technologies, develop best practices and build professional and personal relationships. This year’s theme, “Resilient & Reliable Logistics… Agile and Adaptable,” focuses attention on the challenges associated with operating in contested and pandemic environments spanning all domains and geographic locations. It focuses on the technologies, business processes, and innovations needed to dominate and win in all environments. Attendees represent a wide range of government, industry, and academic professionals with the ability to improve logistics and transportation systems to achieve a more resilient and reliable Defense Industrial Base.

Our agenda includes general sessions with four keynote speakers including the Commander USTRANSCOM and three moderated roundtable discussions. Our Transportation Academy consists of over 70 Transportation Academy classes taught by subject matter experts – a little something for everyone. Additionally, we will provide an Expo Hall & Resource Center for networking and information sharing. Lastly, the week will feature a wide variety of meetings to include:  government, industry, NDTA Committees, and Young Leader Professional Development sessions.

Please come and join us for this very important in-person event – we can’t wait to get back together again!


The Honorable Pete Buttigieg
Secretary of Transportation

Mr. Frank Kendall III
26th Secretary of the Air Force

Gen Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, USAF
Commander, U.S. Transportation Command

Simon Sinek



The Honorable Alan Estevez, Nominee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce

MG Deborah Kotulich, USA, Director, Supply Production and Distribution/Vaccine Operations Center, Countermeasures Acceleration Group

Mr. Peter Garretson, Senior Fellow in Defense Studies, American Foreign Policy Council


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2024  •  Oct. 7-10, 2024  •  St. Louis Union Station Hotel, St. Louis, MO

2025  •  Oct. 6-9, 2025  •  St. Louis Union Station Hotel, St. Louis, MO


Join the National Defense Transportation Association’s global association of transportation, logistics and passenger travel professionals. Experience competitive benefits, rewarding professional development courses, exciting networking opportunities, and create a strong, efficient transportation system for the United States.

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