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Modern Day Marine (MDM) is open to Department of Defense active duty, reserve, civilian, and retired, service members and their families, as well as veteran members of the Marine Corps League and/or Marine Corps Association (the MDM Co-Host organizations), Defense Industry affiliated personnel, law enforcement, industry/consultant representatives, and invited international guests – for the purposes of MDM these are the personnel categories which delineate an “identifiable relationship with the United States Marine Corps.” MDM is not open to the general public. Registration is required for all categories of attendees, and all registrants must provide proof of identity with a government issued photographic ID for badge pick up on show site at the registration desk.


Attire for the Show Floor & Special Events

  Civilians Marines
General Expo Attendance Business Casual Blue Dress D
Congressional Breakfast Business Attire Service A
MCL Awards Ceremony & Leadership Breakfast Business Attire Service A



COVID Health & Safety Update

In accordance with a relaxation of health and safety policies by the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the District of Columbia, there will be no COVID-19 vaccine verification or requirement to wear a mask at the 2022 Modern Day Marine Expo. Active duty military and government service civilians will be expected to comply with existing DoD and organizational policies in place at the time of the event, but there will not be any enforcement of policies related to COVID-19 by the facility or event management.




Alex Hetherington, Show Director

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