October 10: “Implementing the Strategy” Hosted by NDIA in DFW


Written in 2018, the National Defense Strategy lists several challenges we are facing coming from “strategic atrophy” and an eroding “competitive military advantage.” The strategy is calling for “A more lethal, resilient, and rapidly innovating Joint Force,” to meet these needs. It’s imperative that we face these challenges head-on in order to “Implement the Strategy.” The strategy calls for “creative approaches…sustained investment…execution…that can compete, deter, and win, in this increasingly complex security environment.”

The goal of this event is to discuss what this means to those of us in the industry that want to meet this challenge and continue to make this the greatest nation on earth.

Special Guest:


Mike Thornton
SEAL and Medal of Honor Recipient

Special Guest: Mike Thornton, SEAL and Medal of Honor Recipient

Event Details:


  • Thursday, October 10th, 2019


  • 6:00PM Networking starts
  • 6:30PM Dinner* Panel (event ends at 9PM)
  • *Slow roasted prime rib with mashed potatoes and vegetable medley
  • (Separate VIP Panel starts at 4:30PM)



  • Business attire. Event is open to the public.


Grapevine Convention Center
1209 S Main St
Grapevine, Tx 76051


  • Free. Easily accessible on site. Secure.

Sponsorship Opportunities:


  • Contact Committee Chair Mike Dietz at mpdietz@hotmail.com

Meet the Event Committee:

Featured Participants:

Event Schedule:

  • 4:30 PM – VIP Portion begins (* requires a VIP ticket)
  • 6:00 PM – Pre-dinner networking (General Admission Event Begins)
  • 6:30 PM – Dinner begins
  • 7:30 PM – Dinner program
  • 9:00 PM – Adjourn

Our Valued Sponsors:

Thank you to our generous Sponsors:


  • Lone Star Analysis
  • Bell


    • Astrapi Corporation
    • JPF Securities Law
    • EarthX
    • LDS Trucking Inc

    Sponsorship opportunities are still available:

    Special thanks to our promotional sponsors:

    • Tribute to Valor
    • America’s Future Series
    • North Texas Military Foundation
    • World Affairs Council
    • Tower Center at SMU
    • Air Force Association
    • Navy League
    • AAAA – Army Aviation Association of America
    • AUSA – Association of the United States Army
    • AIAA – American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • Business Executives for National Security
    • Society of Flight Test Engineers
    • Society of Test and Experimental Pilots
    • INCOSE