DEF is proud to call ourselves a virtuous insurgency, but it doesn’t happen without our members. Many people come across our posts or website and ask themselves, “Is this for me?” Our answer is very simple:

“If you like sleeping peacefully at night knowing your nation is safe, and if you think finding new ways of protecting what we hold dear is important, you’ve come to the right place.”

How do we know that those are the key features of one of our members? Because we have people join from so many different walks of life! Some are here because they still serve on active duty, are veterans, or work in public service. Others are entrepreneurs working on dual-use ventures or technologists building tools with national security applications. Our local events connect not only military bases, but other major hubs in business and finance, where likeminded scientists, writers, consultants and investors often find us.

Don’t take our word for it! Check out our Member Profiles on Medium along with member testimonials.