Modern Day Marine 2024: Any Clime and Place from Sea to Space

April 30 – May 2 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C.

Modern Day Marine is the largest military equipment, systems, services and technology exposition exclusively targeted to Marines and the Corps. The show floor hosts more than 300 exhibitors displaying the latest warfighting innovations and technology, presentations from influential Marines and DoD personnel, the OBJ1 Wargaming Convention, and more.




Modern Day Marine (MDM) is open to Department of Defense active duty and reserve service members and their families, 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. Suppliers, manufacturers, consultants and other non-exhibiting entities may also attend the expo for a $300 registration fee. Attendees must have 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

General Expo Attendance – Business Casual
Congressional Breakfast – Business Attire
Allies & Partners Luncheon – Business Attire
Grand Gala & Awards Ceremony – Black Tie

General Expo Attendance – Service C
Congressional Breakfast – Service C
Allies & Partners Luncheon – Service C
Grand Gala & Awards Ceremony – Evening Dress, Blue Dress A, or Equivalent




Jaymie Nielsen, Show Director

Please review our Show Policies

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