Our Mission: To Champion our Defense Community

As civic leaders in Tampa Bay, we have the responsibility, the energy and the determination to improve the quality of life, enhance the overall economic well-being, positively affect public policy, tackle obstacles and solve problems facing our defense community. We will be a forum of and for strategic thinkers, and will provide vital linkage to all organizations supporting our military personnel and their families.

Active Military and their families

Improve the Quality of Life of our Military Families.

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Retired Military and their families

Identifying opportunities for our Veterans and their families in the Tampa Bay Region

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Defense Company Employees

Tampa has been ranked among the best places for veterans and defense jobs

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Defense Contractors

Linking Public & Private Organizations to our Military Communities.

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Activities and Important Dates

The TBDA stays actively involved in our eight county area. Supporting our community partners at their events, participating with the Florida Defense Support Task Force at their monthly meetings, holding our weekly planning sessions, monthly Board of Directors meetings and attending defense community trade shows and conferences are just a few of our regular activities.

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Find out how to become a member of the TBDA or to make a donation

Your support can make a difference with our region's active and retired military and their families.

One team. One voice.