Influence the future of transportation, travel, and distribution.

Individual Membership

NDTA is dedicated to serving national security through education and knowledge sharing in logistics, transportation, supply chain management, and passenger travel. Individual membership in NDTA provides opportunities to network with, serve, and educate the professional community.

NDTA members comprise more than 5,500 active duty and retired military members, government civilians, private sector professionals, and students. As a part of corporate membership benefits, companies may register individual employees as members. All members should aim to participate in the networking, professional development, and charitable activities of their local chapter.

Individual Membership Benefits

Individual membership with NDTA provides a broad range of benefits and opportunities. Get access to exclusive content on our website and our bi-monthly magazine, the Defense Transportation Journal. Enjoy member discounts at signature NDTA national events like the Fall Meeting and GovTravels symposium. Take advantage of college scholarship opportunities for yourself or a dependent. Engage with government, military and private sector professionals through a local chapter.

Starting February 1, 2023, NDTA Members will have exclusive access to the new Jobs Board featuring Chairman’s Circle Corporate Member organization job postings. The Jobs Board provides NDTA members a unique opportunity to find relevant career resources and opportunities.

Members also enjoy discounts with the following corporate partners:

  • Alamo Rent A Car
  • Enterprise rent-a-car
  • The Hertz Corporation
  • National Car Rental
  • Sixt Rent a Car
  • Choice Hotels International
  • Red Roof Hotels/HomeTowne Studios
  • Novavision
  • Omega World travel
  • PODS Moving & Storage

Corporate Membership

Corporate membership in NDTA provides unique networking, business and educational opportunities for your organization. Corporate membership provides your team the opportunity to take part in key discussions and share ideas with military, government and industry leadership. With Corporate membership your organization can be part of setting and influencing the transportation, travel and distribution agenda for today and the future.

NDTA offers four distinct Corporate Membership programs, plus our University Program. We recommend that you speak with our Corporate Membership team to determine the best program for your organization, or to customize a Corporate program to meet the specific needs of your organization. To get started, please complete the Corporate Membership information form and an NDTA Corporate representative will contact you to discuss the program options. 

Chairman’s Circle Membership is NDTA’s highest level of corporate membership and appeals to major transportation, distribution, and travel companies with recognized presence in national and international markets. It is particularly well suited to companies with multiple operating units. It allows up to eight elements, subsidiaries, or brands to be included under the parent organization. The company gains additional exposure by having its corporate family identified and listed with color logo and text in the annual DTJ Almanac Issue.

President’s Circle Membership is comparable with the Chairman’s Circle category above, except without the multiple operating units feature. It appeals to major transportation, distribution, and travel companies with recognized presence in national and international markets. The additional resources and personal involvement of our President’s Circle members allows us to provide greater committee support, sponsorship of technical and professional development seminars, and expanded coverage of our professional programs.

Sustaining Membership is appropriate for companies operating in two or more cities or geographic regions. Sustaining Members have an established brand, but may want to expand networks, increase opportunities for military or government business, or be active in the national committee structure. Sustaining level membership or above is required to participate on NDTA functional committees.

Regional Patron Membership is reserved for the small company operating in a specific geographic area of the country. Regional Patrons may want to establish their service or brand as they grow, network with local industry leaders, or support regional activities.

University Program provides custom program development to create a unique relationship for participation with the NDTA including participation in national NDTA & USTRANSCOM events, university on-site instruction and publishing opportunities, student membership and scholarship awards, and local chapter engagement.

In addition to exposure and involvement, all Corporate Members, regardless of membership level, can designate employees as individual members of NDTA. In this capacity, employees receive a complimentary subscription to the DTJ, as well as hotel and car rental discounts from participating corporate members.


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.

Share This