Corporate Member Products & Service Directory

The North Carolina National Guard Association is pleased to announce the first annual Corporate Member Products & Service Directory. In an effort to harness private-sector technology through open and appropriate communication, the NCNGA established a Corporate Advisory Panel.  This committee is comprised of individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills, which will augment the knowledge and skills of the NCNGA Executive Council.  Our Association believes that industry is a tremendous resource concerning market conditions and technological capabilities. Industry input is vital to supporting the Soldiers and Airmen of the North Carolina National Guard. Proactive engagement between Association members, both individual and corporate, will set realistic expectations, clearly defined requirements, and enhance the ability to meet cost, schedule, and performance objectives that fully support the Soldiers and Airmen of the North Carolina National Guard.

This year, the Association is extremely grateful to our corporate members that have remained committed to the success of the North Carolina National Guard Association and the mission of the North Carolina National Guard during this unique situation of current events. The Association would like to say thank for your continued membership and support this year.

Gold Sponsors:

Armed Forces Benefit Association

909 N. Washington St. Alexandria, Va. 22314 

National Guard contact: Kimo Wong

AFBA is a not-for-profit association established in 1947 to promote the general welfare and economic interests of military families, during war and peace. Today, we serve more than 600,000 members protected by $40 billion of survivor benefits.

Always Ready, Always There for the National Guard.

BB&T Truist  Inc.

National Guard contact: Emily Williams

BB&T and SunTrust formed Truist with a shared purpose—to inspire and build better lives and communities. With our combined resources, collective passion, and commitment to innovation, we’re creating a better financial experience to help people and businesses achieve more.

ESS Inc.

314 S. River St. Hailey, Idaho 83333

National Guard contact: Jack Carpenter

ESS manufactures advanced eye-protection systems for the military, law-enforcement and fire/rescue professionals. Innovative, patented designs, such as no-fog lens, coupled with a reputation for superb optics and performance make us the preferred

source for goggles and spectacles for the military and public-safety personnel. ESS products are distributed in more than 100


LiteFighter Systems LLC

314 Tupelo Trail Canton, Ga. 30114

National Guard contact: Rich Coachys

LiteFighter provides rugged, back-packable shelter systems built to protect warfighters against inclement weather, pests and insect-borne diseases. Our flagship product is the LiteFighter 1 shelter system, which can be used on the ground as a waterproof tent and on a cot as a bug-proof (Permethrin- treated) bed net.

Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.

Silver Sponsors

AAR Mobility Systems

201 Hayes St. Cadillac Mich. 49601 

National Guard contact: Jeffery Jackson

AAR Mobility Systems is a leading global supplier of rapid-deployment equipment, including mobile tactical shelters, pallets and expeditionary containers that enhance our customers’ ability to mobilize, deploy, maneuver and sustain forces. We support our products through a network of service centers, field service teams and strategic partners.

AM General LLC

950 N. Glebe Road, Suite 850 Arlington, Va. 22303 

National Guard contact: Chris Vanslager

AM General, a manufacturing and support company, produces the Humvee. We provide parts, training, technical support and integrated logistics for the Humvee and other programs. General Engine Products, a subsidiary, produces the Optimizer 6500 engine. General Transmission Products, another subsidiary, produces the 4L80E transmission.

BAE Systems

2000 15th St. North, Suite 1100 Arlington, Va. 22201


National Guard contact: Keith Klemmer

BAE Systems delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and support services. We are a leading provider of products and services to the National Guard.

The Boeing Company

P.O. Box 16858, MC P10-08 Philadelphia, Pa. 19142 

 National Guard contact: Cathy Anthony

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company, with leading products and services in commercial and military aircraft, space systems and exploration and integrated network communications. Boeing military products include fighters, bombers, tankers, transports and helicopters, along with missiles, advanced information, communications and space systems.

Deployed Resources Inc.

164 McPike Road Rome, N.Y. 13441 

National Guard contact: Rich Stapleton

Deployed Resources is an enterprise specializing in the design, construction, operation and management of temporary life-support facilities and related equipment. Whether the requirement is for turnkey base camps, or any single component of the support system, we are ready to support transient populations wherever required.

Certified Veteran-owned Small Business

DPS Correction Enterprises

2020 Yonkers Rd., Raleigh, NC 27699 

National Guard contact: Grossie Smith-Jackson 

Correction Enterprises (CE) is a section of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and a proud partner-provider of quality solid wood office furniture, seating products and other goods to National Guard readiness and training centers.  We operate 29 production centers inside state prisons with more than 300 staff and 4,000 offenders who are being trained and transformed for post-release jobs and a successful return to society.

First Command

2701 Cashwell Dr. Goldsboro, NC 27534 

National Guard contact: Tate Young

First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Financial Planning and First Command Bank, coach our Nation’s military families in their pursuit of financial security. Since 1958, First Command's reputation has been built on shaping positive financial behaviors through face-to-face coaching with hundreds of thousands of client families.


4650 Lyons Technology Parkway Coconut Creek, FL 33073

National Guard contact: Mike Carroll, CMSgt, USAF (Ret) 

FORTS provide energy efficient, rapidly deployable, and easily transportable, rigid walled solutions. All Forts Shelters are fully integrated with HVAC, plumbing, electric, lighting, windows, doors, and security, to meet your mission requirements. Our customers include: All Branches of the DoD, DHS, State Dept., Fire, EMS, Police, Medical Examiners, Hospitals, and private sector.


4200 Airport Road. NW Wilson, N.C. 27896 

National Guard contact: Forrest Jublou

Kidde Dual Spectrum is a leading provider of automatic-fire/explosion-suppression systems for armored and tactical vehicles. We provide engine and external protection solutions, design and integration and fire suppression program management, as well as fire-suppression system training and training aids.

Mack Defense

2402 Lehigh Parkway South Allentown, Pa. 18103

National Guard contact: Robert Gordon

Mack Defense, as part of Mack Trucks Inc. and the Volvo Group, provides tactical wheeled vehicle solutions in support of U.S. military customers. Our focus is in the medium-to heavy- duty range. We hold GSA and DLA contracts and we have delivered wreckers, tankers, cargo trucks and various other applications to customers worldwide.


308 Exchange Ave. Louisville, Ky. 40207

National Guard contact: Rick Segeleon

MulePAC (Portable All-mode Container) is a system of lightweight, plastic, collapsible and nearly indestructible secondary containers designed specifically for the U.S. military for transporting and storing all classes of military supplies to, from and within theater all the way to the last tactical mile. MulePAC saves time, money and lives!

Rocky Research

890 Martin Road SW Huntsville, Ala. 35824

National Guard contact: Trey Mckay

Rocky Research offers an innovative deployable Containerized Ice Making System (CIMS). CIMS supports National Guard readiness aiding in the care of the Soldier by addressing cool water, food preparation, and medical needs. CIMS stands ready to support the Guard whether deployed, conducting training exercises, or responding to disaster relief situations.

Southern New Hampshire University

33 South Commercial Street, Manchester, NH 03101 

National Guard contact: Chris McCollor 

At Southern New Hampshire University, we developed our online degree programs to help service members reach their educational goals.  Decades later, our loyalty to the military remains just as strong: National Guard and Reserve members receive a 30 percent discount toward online undergraduate degrees and a 25 percent discount for online graduate degrees.

Bronze Sponsors

Big Ass Fans

2348 Innovation Drive Lexington, Ky. 40511


National Guard contact: Adam Gilley 

High-volume, low-speed Big Ass Fans® move massive amounts of air to keep you cool and comfortable. From mess halls to hangars, and everything in between, there's only one fan that can beat the heat. Call today and let us deliver improved comfort and energy efficiency to your space.

XGO – Longworth Industries

P.O. Box 2716 Southern Pines, N.C. 28388 

National Guard contact: Mackenzie Huston

XGO is a tactical high-performance baselayer and apparel manufacturer. We are a division of Longworth Industries, which has been in business for more than 30 years, producing technical base-layer products under the Polarmax and XGO brand names. In 2004, Polarmax was awarded the first contract with the Army for moisture-wicking polyester t-shirts.

Troysgate Human Performance Systems 

National Guard contact: Jim Spencer

Troysgate Human Performance Systems LLC a Lenior NC company has created and patented a dynamic and innovative approach to live fire training. This system replicates close quarters combat and deadly encounter situations in a live fire/live role player environment,while responding to actions and reactions from events of custom designed exercise scenarios, bringing together the elements of deadly conflict into a powerful, realistic learning experience utilizing live weapons and live ammunition.