Defense & Military

Fast Facts

  • 7 military installations
  • 109,000+ active duty soldiers
  • $2.8 billion annual spending by DoD
  • 1/3 of all military contracting in NC occurs in the SE region
  • Unique military operations & leadership centers
  • Nearly $3.4 trillion awarded in defense contracts for work in NCSE Region
  • NC Military Business Center
  • Major defense contractors in the region
  • 18,000 exiting military personnel annually
  • Fleet Readiness Center East

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NCSE Military Installations

NCSE Military Installations

  • Fort Bragg (Army)
  • Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
  • Marine Corps Air Station New River
  • Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
  • Military Ocean Terminal at Sunny Point
  • Pope Army Airfield
  • Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

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North Carolina’s Southeast is home to seven major military installations: Fort Bragg Army Base, Pope Army Airfield, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Marine Corps Air Station New River, and Military Ocean Terminal at Sunny Point. With a presence this impressive, it should be no surprise that companies in the defense industry find NC’s Southeast Region to be an excellent location for their business.

Exiting military personnel, roughly 18,000 every year, are sought-after because of their skill sets, work ethic, and culture of training. Spouses and families of military personnel are another important component of the region’s workforce and community. Together, these groups represent thousands of skilled workers entering the region every year.

Companies in the Region

Company Name Product County
Axicor Parts and equipment Bladen
Danaher Industrial controls Bladen
BAE Systems Prime contractor Cumberland
Boeing Aeronautical and other service offices Cumberland
DRASH High-tech, soft-walled shelter systems Cumberland
General Dynamics Prime contractor Cumberland
ITT Mission Systems Prime contractor Cumberland
K-3 Enterprises Consulting and program management services Cumberland
L-3 Communications Prime contractor in C3ISR and other major program areas Cumberland
Lockheed-Martin Prime contractor Cumberland
ManTech IT services Cumberland
RLM Communications Tactical / strategic communication services Cumberland
US Logistics Distribution and logistics services Cumberland
QRP, Inc. Quick release pins Cumberland
4G Communications Communications Cumberland
Booz Allen Hamilton Telecommunications consulting Cumberland
DK Enterprises, Inc. Weapons supplies and equipment Cumberland
Global Services Corporation Information distribution and e-learning Cumberland
The Logistics Company, Inc. Warehousing, storage and logistics Cumberland
Shee Atika Languages Training, translation and interpreting Cumberland
Sierra Nevada Corporation Electronic systems Cumberland
Tactical Support Equipment Communications, recon/surveillance & training equipment Cumberland
WECC, Inc. Civil engineering construction building and maintenance Cumberland
Worldwide Language Resources Language services Cumberland
Johnson Controls, Inc. Electrical equipment Cumberland
Graybar Electric Company Electrical hardware and supplies New Hanover
Military Wraps Camouflage capabilities for military vehicles Robeson
MSA Paraclete Armor and Equip. Ballistic protection vests Robeson
Porter Scientific, Inc. Testing and inspection Robeson
Meritor Integrated systems, modules & components for Auto industry Scotland
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Military installation Wayne