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Chapter membership is a valuable benefit of belonging to WID because of the local business and professional contacts and knowledge available. Members are automatically assigned to the nearest geographic chapter, based on zip code. Chapter membership does not require an additional dues payment.

Chapters host programs in cooperation with local industry interest or military installations, provide professional development and leadership opportunities, and support community-based charitable endeavors, members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and defense-related educational pursuits. And did you know that as another member benefit, when on travel you are welcome to visit any WID Chapter and participate in their programming.

WID National hosts an Annual WID Leadership Forum for all WID Chaper Preidents
Chaper Presidents or Representatives join with the National Board to learn best proactices in all aspects of WID Chapter Management. Member recruitment and retention, program development, administering a scholarship program, financial reporting and how to be a WID Model Chapter are all management issues we addresse as a Team.


National Board and Chapter leaders at the March 2015 Leaders Conference in Crystal City, VA



Interest in New WID Chapters

Defense professionals in several parts of the nation are considering a chapter of WID. Among other requirements, a well-defined geographic area must have at least 35 dues paying members. If you are interested, contact: 

How to Start a Chapter

Learn the basic information you need to start a chapter of WID. For additional details and to discuss the prospects of a chapter in your geographical area, contact Ashley Bunce at or 703-247-2551.

WID Model Chapter Program

Starting in 2015 WID was proud to stand up our 20th Chapter! With at least 2-3 more Chapters to be onboarded in 2016-2017 WID National  Board developed a Model Chapter program.  Based in part on the NDIA Model Chapter, this initiative is seeking to reward and recognize significant performing WID Chapters.  The current program can be found with this link.
Please note that the WID National Board is currently working on more metric based rewards.  These changes will be posted when approved.

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