The Benefits of Membership

A framework for networking and introductions that makes it easier to meet fellow defense and national security professionals at the national and local levels

Educational and professional development opportunities that are designed with the time constraints of busy professionals in mind

A list of your WID peers in the Membership Directory and a WID member pin to distinguish your affiliation

Membership in the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)—a $30 value; includes a subscription to the monthly magazine National Defense

Member rates at events of WID plus NDIA and Affiliates that will quickly save you more than the price of WID membership dues

A way to give back to the profession through developing educational/networking events, mentoring, or community service activities

A source for scholarships

A discounted rate for job vacancy postings through our Monster Career Services Portal, helping you find qualified applicants. Professionals have free access to the job opportunities listings.

Membership Dues

  • Annual Dues: $40
  • Life Membership Dues: $500
  • Government & military: Complimentary (1 year; recertification required each year)

How To Join

As a proud affiliate of NDIA, your WID membership begins by signing up online at the NDIA website.