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NDIA 40th Annual Rocky Mountain Ball

August 18 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm MDT

Date: August 18, 2023

Location: Double Tree by Hilton 

1775 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd – (just off I-25 and Circle)

Committee Chair – Doc Klodnicki – EMAIL or 719-271-4406
Venue Chair – Kathy Vinson – 
Sponsorship/Tickets: Kristen Christy – EMAIL
Schedule of Ball:
6:00 pm – Reception
7:00 pm – Dinner and Program
9:00 pm – Dancing

Dress for the Ball:  Mess Dress/Black Tie

The National Defense Industrial Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter is proud to present the 40th Annual Rocky Mountain Ball.  The Chapter will hold the ball at the Double Tree Hilton on 18 August 2022.  As always, this is a black-tie event (mess dress) considered a widely attended gathering with a mixture of retired and active-duty military, civilians, and industry. 

At the ball, we will present the Hartinger Award and Patriot Awards again. 

  • Hartinger Award this year honors General James H. Dickinson, Commander, United States Space Command. 
  • Patriot Awards honor military members who have gone above and beyond in the performance of their mission. We will be posting more information about the Patriot Awards recipients as we get closer to the Ball.

We will have dignitaries from all branches of service and some of our sister nations, such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. We will also have industry and corporate VIPs in attendance. 

National Defense Industrial Association member companies may participate in the purchase of tables, sponsorships, or seats at the event.  With the purchase of a ten-seat table, the industry provides four seats at their table for government seating, as assigned by the Ball Committee.  The Ball Committee uses great care in the seating process to avoid potential conflicts of interest between the government and industry participants. 


  • NDIA Ball attendees must be 21 years or older.
  • Organizations may purchase sponsorships, corporate tables, and VIP Seats
  • Individuals may purchase up to 2 Individual Seat tickets.  
  • Any National or Chapter Member of NDIA may purchase up to two Individual Seats.
  • Purchasers of Individual Seats will, at the discretion of the Ball Committee, may be seated at an Individual Seat Table in the Ballroom that may or may not have government guests.

(See Ball Policy Letter for additional guidelines)


Individual Tickets
NDIA-RMC Member  $200
NDIA-RMC Non-Member  $250
VIP (w/purchase of a corporate table)  $250.00 each

Military/Gov’t and Guest
O6 and above or Guest        $40.00 each
O5, O4, & one Guest             $35.00 each
O1-O3, E9, E8 & 1 Guest       $30.00 each
E5-E7 & 1 Guest                    $25.00 each
E1-E4 & 1 Guest                    $20.00 each

Hartinger Award Winner/Alumni & 1 Guest – FREE
Patriot Award Winner & 1 Guest – FREE

Registration HERE!

Corporate Table   $2000

Registration HERE!

If you have questions on ticket sales, please get in touch with Kristen Christy at [email protected].

The menu will include a choice of Surf & Turf or Vegetarian (menu coming soon).  When registering, please indicate your choice.  Please let your organization know your requested meal for attendees at corporate or Sponsorship tables.

The registration deadline is 10 August 2023.  Cancelations must be made by 10 August 2023 for a full refund—no refunds after 11 August 2023. The hotel will purchase the food on that date.

NDIA Rocky Mountain Chapter

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