FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Washington, D.C. — The 42nd annual Modern Day Marine (MDM) Expo will take place for the first time at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from May 10-12, 2022.The three-day event will feature more than 350 exhibiting organizations and over 10,000 attendees, the majority of which are uniformed Marines. Exhibitors primarily represent defense industry manufacturers and suppliers who provide the Corps with warfighting and sustainment solutions to ensure a combat ready Fleet Marine Force. As this year’s theme – “Today’s Innovation, Tomorrow’s Battles Won” – indicates, the event is structured to deliver a “critical mass” perspective on the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ priorities for talent management, resilient information technology decision support architecture, and the light, flexible and lethal material solutions relevant to a naval integrated, “stand in force” for peer competitor deterrence as envisioned in Force Design 2030.
“We are incredibly proud of our Marines and fundamentally committed to supporting their mission. This event showcases the future of the Marine Corps’ expeditionary force capabilities,” said Lt. Gen. Charles G. Chiarotti, USMC (Retired), President and CEO of the Marine Corps Association. The Marine Corps Association is co-hosting the event along with the Marine Corps League. Sgt. Maj. Johnny Baker, USMC (Retired), the National Commandant & CEO of the Marine Corps League, added, “For the previous 30 years we have been proud to stage this event aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, but are even more proud to establish it in a new home back in our nation’s capital!”
The Marine Zone, a traditional feature of MDM, enables Marine Corps research, experimentation, requirements, acquisitions, and training organizations to display prototypes, provide information on new programs, and interact with MDM participants in a centralized location. A new addition to the “Marine Zone” this year is the “Marine Stage,” which will provide a forum for short presentations followed by informal networking sessions to build decision quality context regarding programmatic requirements, gaps, and opportunities so that industry can see where they fit and how they can help.
Concurrently, the MDM Main Briefing Center will focus on “Service Level” presentations by Marine Corps and DoD executive leaders, as well as representatives from partner and ally nations. The Main Briefing Center is a strategic forum for informing and educating the audiences which comprise the Marine Corps Community of Interest on evolving methods and objectives. The engagements taking place at the briefing center will focus on the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ Title 10 responsibilities, as well as the critical security and cooperation relationships through which the trained and organized force of tomorrow will address global collective priorities for deterrence and stability.
Show hours are 10:00 am – 4:30 pm on Tuesday, May 10th, and Wednesday, May 11, and 10:00 am – 3:30 pm on Thursday, May 12. Media members are encouraged to register for credentials, remain up to date on presentation topics and see the complete list of exhibiting organizations via the Modern Day Marine website.
Modern Day Marine is not endorsed by The Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy, or U.S. Marine Corps, which does not endorse any company, sponsor or their products or services.