Partners

178th Wing Ohio Air National Guard- Springfield, OH- The Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations. Commander: Col John Knabel
445 AW - 445th Airlift Wing To attain and maintain operational readiness; provide strategic transport of personnel and equipment; provide aeromedical evacuation; and recruit and train toward these goals. Commander: Col Adam Willis
88 ABW - 88th Air Base Wing As the host unit at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the 88th Air Base Wing operates the airfield, maintains all infrastructure and provides security, communications, medical, legal, personnel, finance, transportation, air traffic control, weather forecasting, public affairs, recreation and chaplain services for more than 100 associate units. Commander: Col Brad McDonald
AFA - Air Force Association A non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. The Wright Memorial Chapter is presided over by Mr. Ken Currell.
AFCEA - Armed Forced Communication and Electronics Association The Dayton-Wright Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) is a non-profit organization that brings together nearly 600 members representing industry, educational institutions, and military organizations to advance common interests in furthering the communications and electronics profession for purposes of providing for the national defense. President: Dennis Drayer
AFIT - Air Force Institute of Technology

AFIT is the Air Force’s graduate school of engineering and management as well as its institution for technical professional continuing education. A component of Air University and Air Education and Training Command, AFIT is committed to providing defense-focused graduate and professional continuing education and research to sustain the technological supremacy of America’s air and space forces.

Commander/Director of Staff: Col. Paul Cotellesso
AFLCMC - Air Force Life Cycle Management Center

One of six centers under Air Force Materiel Command, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is the single center responsible for total life cycle management of Air Force weapon systems.

Chief of Staff: Tom Zerba
AFMC - Air Force Materiel Command The command conducts research, development, test and evaluation, and provides acquisition management services and logistics support necessary to keep Air Force weapon systems ready for war. Executive Director: Patricia Young
AFMF - Air Force Museum Foundation

The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc was chartered in 1960 with the purpose of assisting the United States Air Force Museum (now the National Museum of the United States Air Force) in its efforts to engage and educate the public on the important role of the USAF in our nation’s defense. We serve as a philanthropic corporation that assists in the development and expansion of the facilities of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. In addition, the Foundation provides funds each year to the Museum for special projects and underwrites several programs involving a wide range of activities geared toward education, volunteer support, special events, and promotional efforts.

Executive Director: Mike Imhoff
AFRL - Air Force Research Laboratory The Air Force Research Laboratory is a global technical enterprise, boasting some of the best and brightest leaders in the world. Director of Staff: Col. Jon Rucker
 

*NOTE:  APDC and the Dayton Regional STEM Collaborative all operate under the umbrella of Wright State University’s Center for Workforce Development in Beavercreek, coordinated by Executive Director Dr. Cassie Barlow.

 
The Chamber of Greater Springfield The mission of The Chamber of Greater Springfield is to advance important economic and workforce development opportunities, to promote ideas that will make our region more progressive, and to help our members grow by connecting them with each other and the broader community. Vice-President, Economic Development: Horton Hobbs
Dayton Regional STEM Collaborative *The industry driven 14 county Collaborative in SW Ohio working with business, government, education, and the community to build a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) workforce aligned with current and future workforce demands. Executive Director:  Chad Watchorn
Dayton Defense A Dayton based, not-for-profit, Industry Association established in 1995, the Dayton Area Defense Contractors Association (DADCA) serves as a focal point for research, development, acquisition, and supports new, developing, and fielded aeronautical, and information systems. President: David Burke
DDC - Dayton Development Coalition The Dayton Development Coalition is focused solely on growing the 14-county Dayton region—one of the most liveable regions in America. We bolster job creation and prosperity by supporting entrepreneurial activity, retaining and attracting businesses, and advocating for and promoting the region’s assets at the local, state and national levels. President/CEO: Jeff Hoagland
Dayton VAMC Dayton VA Medical Center- The Dayton VAMC is a state of the art teaching facility that has been serving Veterans for 148 years, having accepted its first patient in 1867. The Dayton VA Medical Center provides a full range of health care through medical, surgical, mental health (inpatient and outpatient), home and community health programs, geriatric (nursing home), physical medicine and therapy services, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and hospice. CEO: Glenn Costie
DRMA - Dayton Region Manufacturers Association

DRMA (formerly DTMA) is the voice and advocate for the manufacturing industry in the Dayton Region.  It promotes business success through peer-to-peer networking, career awareness, advocacy,  education, economic development, and sharing best practices. 

President: Ms. Angela Erbaugh.
DAU - Defense Acquisition University The University provides a full range of basic, intermediate, and advanced certification training, assignment-specific training, applied research, and continuous learning opportunities. The university also fosters professional development through mission assistance, rapid-deployment training on emerging acquisition initiatives, online knowledge-sharing tools, and continuous learning modules. Associate Dean, Outreach and Mission Assistance: Vishnu Nevrekar
EEMG - Electronic Engineering and Manufacturing Group EEMG is a 56-year old professional association of nearly 75 companies representing over 350 individuals interested in doing defense-related business with WPAFB organizations. Most of these are Aerospace and Information Technology firms from around the country that have operations and field offices in the Dayton area to serve their Wright-Patterson customers. These include prime contractors, subcontractors, and their suppliers. Several firms are headquartered in the area, and the majority of these are also members of EEMG. Chairman: Kathleen Anderson
The Entrepreneurs Center The Dayton Entrepreneurs Center is a technology accelerator and business incubator, helping make our clients’ entrepreneurial business dreams a reality through networking and mentoring, strategic business management programs, investment, and offering incubation/accelerator space. Executive Director: Scott Koorndyk
GDAHA - Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association A member service organization for 26 hospitals in the greater Dayton region. Our hospitals are committed to delivering the highest quality of healthcare through collaboration with one another and our community partners.  President:  Mr. Bryan Bucklew.
GESMV- Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley Our mission is to empower people with disabilities and other needs to achieve independence and enhance their lives. Program Coordinator: Pamela Toliver
Greater Dayton Mayors and Managers Association

A group of local community mayors and city managers who gather to discuss and collaborate regrading local issues.

President: Mayor Mike Beamish
Greene County Department of Development County government located in central Ohio. Economic Development Director: Paul Newman
LOA - Logistics Officer Association LOA is comprised of over 4,000 military officers and civilians in the Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) fields around the globe. The purpose of the Logistics Officer Association and Acquisition Officer Association is to enhance our military and civilian professions. LOA provides a forum to promote quality support and officer and civilian professional development. Chapter President: Scott Fike
MVMAA - Miami Valley Military Affairs Association Formed in 1980 through the combined efforts of several local Chambers of Commerce. Recognizing the tremendous economic impact Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Springfield Air National Guard Base, and other area military units have on the Greater Dayton/Miami Valley area, local community leaders wanted to provide a support organization that would foster military-community understanding and cooperation.  President:  Steve Goeman
Miami Valley Military and Federal Government Affairs Committee Miami Valley Military and Federal Government Affairs committee – advisory committee to the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, responsible for providing guidance to the Chamber’s public policy staff on a wide range of local, state and federal issues that are important to the future success of Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Chairman: Mr. John McCance
Montgomery County Office of Economic Development

Montgomery County is the fourth most populous county in Ohio. Our Mission: To improve the health, safety and welfare of our citizens, the strength of our economy and the quality of our environment.

Director: Erik Collins
NASIC

National Air and Space Center- NASIC is the Department of Defense's primary source for foreign air and space threats.  NASIC creates integrated, predictive intelligence in the air, space and cyberspace domains enabling full spectrum military operations, force modernization and policymaking. 

Vice Commander: Trish Sexton
NDIA - National Defense Industrial Association

America’s leading Defense Industry association promoting national security; provides a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between Industry and Government on National Security issues. 

Wright Brothers Regional Chapter President: Mr. Ed Jespersen.
NAMRU-D - Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton Research performed at NAMRL has contributed significantly to understanding health, safety, and performance consequences of flight on humans. Major topics of investigation have included spatial orientation, motion sickness, vestibular function, pilot fatigue, vision research, cockpit display characteristics, aviator selection testing, hypoxia, thermal stress, aviation medical standards, pharmaceutical studies, and aviator performance. Commander: CAPT Rees “Chip” Lee
SOCHE - Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education SOCHE is the collaborative infrastructure for higher education, helping colleges and universities transform their communities and economies through the education, employment, and engagement of more than 120,000 students in southwest Ohio. President: Dr. Sean Creighton
State of Ohio Southwest Ohio Representation for State of Ohio: Sandra Brasington
Technology First An industry-led, industry-driven trade association dedicated to enabling regional IT business development, identifying and fulfilling regional workforce needs, engaging regional IT leadership, and advancing and promoting the regional IT agenda.  Executive Director: Marcia Albers
USAFA AOG - US Air Force Academy Association of Graduates The Association of Graduates is the alumni association of the U.S. Air Force Academy. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving our graduates and members, enhancing the heritage of this premier institution and enriching the cadet experience by funding programs not supported by appropriated funds. Chapter President: Mr. Kent Shin
The United Way of the Greater Dayton Area United Way works to protect and strengthen our local network of health and human services through targeted advancements in Education, Income, and Health. President: Tom Maultsby
WBI - Wright Brothers Institute Developed for fostering collaboration and technology innovation among AFRL, industry and academia.  Two main elements are the Tec^Edge Innovation and Collaboration Center and the Tec^Edge Rapid Prototyping Center.  Director:  Mr. Les McFawn
WID - Women in Defense The Greater Ohio Valley region has a prominent defense footprint and strong ties to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, creating both the need and opportunity for professional development in the national security arena. Local government and industry women worked together to establish the Greater Ohio Valley Chapter (WID) to support women in all aspects of national security. The Chapter focuses on networking, mentoring, education and career growth. WID membership is open to women and men whose primary professional activities relate to national security. WID currently has more than 4,000 members and 19 chapters nationwide, including the Greater Ohio Valley Chapter. It is an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).  Chapter President: Katie Kasper
Wright-Patt Junior Force Council 655th - The 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Group is an Independent Group under the 10th Air Force, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, TX, Air Force Reserve Command. Headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, the unit stood up as Detachment 2, 10th Air Force on 1 October 2012. On 15 September 2013, the unit was officially activated and re-designated the 655th ISR Group. The Group consists of 11 Classic Associate Unit Intelligence squadrons across 6 states conducting 8 different missions – Commander, Colonel John McKaye  Council Member: Michelle Miller
Yellow Springs Chamber The Mission of the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce is to encourage a vibrant business environment that drives the success of our members while enhancing the quality of life in our community.  E. Director: Karen Wintrow

"The Military is the Community and the Community is the Military"