National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) president and CEO General Craig McKinley, USAF (Ret.) has notified NDIA that he plans to retire at the end of the year, concluding a two-year term as the leader of an industry association, the company said.
McKinley served 38 years in the Air Force. His last assignment was as the chief, National Guard Bureau, where he also served as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He left military service as a four-star general and continued to serve in the defense community, as president of the Air Force Association (AFA), and later as NDIA´s president and CEO.
During his tenure at NDIA, he has led the development of a new strategic direction, and improved NDIA´s relationships with industry stakeholders and government officials.
Following his retirement, McKinley will continue to serve as an advisor on defense industry and government related issues, and will continue to serve on corporate and nonprofit boards.
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides leadership through the convening and collaboration of global leaders to solve challenges in defense and national security.