NDIA New England Board Member David Waldron

Dave Waldron is a Senior Finance Manager at MIT Lincoln Laboratory where he is responsible for funding operations of a $1 billion annual program. Lincoln Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) that researches and develops a broad array of advanced technologies to meet critical national security needs.


Dave is a retired U.S. Army Colonel. He served over 23 years on active duty as an armor and finance officer with numerous deployments. His final assignment was in Office of the Secretary of Defense, serving as a senior liaison to Congress for the $716 billion defense budget and associated appropriations matters.


For volunteer work, he is Lincoln Laboratory’s liaison to the National Defense Industrial Association’s New England chapter. He is a board member for the Unit Scholarship Fund, a non-profit that provides merit based scholarships to the families of special operations members. He also serves on the U.S. Military Academy’s admissions field force which mentors cadet candidates through the West Point admissions process.


Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Science in Leader Development from Long Island University and Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University.