Membership Application

Why Join the Charleston Defense Contractors Association?
The Charleston Defense Contractor’s Association (CDCA) supports the defense community in the Charleston area. CDCA advocates defense issues with the community at large as well as represents the defense community with SPAWAR and other government agencies in the area. We seek to provide liaison through effective communication avenues and represent the defense contractor community in forums with these government agencies.
Membership in the CDCA enables each defense contractor in the area to support the defense community. CDCA also provides input on issues and initiatives to the broader community in such areas as education, small business mentoring, and Congressional liaison. The CDCA is a trusted associate of the Charleston Metro Area Chamber of Commerce. CDCA fills an important need to speak with one, trusted, voice for the Defense-related C4ISR segment of the regional business community. CDCA can only be an effective organization if it has the funds necessary to operate. We achieve our operating capital each year by Corporate and Affiliate memberships. CDCA is a means for members of the defense business community in Charleston and the surrounding area to show their support and to provide them a greater voice in the issues and initiatives that are important for their continuing success.
  • Membership is prorated and ends on the calendar year.
  • Voting eligibility is based on yearly membership fees paid, where each Company membership is eligible for one voting ballot during elections.
  • Only member companies are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.
  • Small Business membership must meet one of the following criteria:
    1. Listed at Small Business under NAICS code 541330 exception 1 in SAM
    2. Verify that the 3 yr average revenue is under $14.5 million

Payments can be mailed to:
Charleston Defense Contractors Association P.O. Box 61089 North Charleston, SC. 29419