MDM 2024 is April 30 – May 2 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

MDM is not open to the general public.*

Marines engage with an exhibitor at Modern Day Marine

Companies will be showcasing the latest in emerging military equipment, vehicles, technology, and training systems. The future of the United States Marine Corps will be on display in the Modern Day Marine Expo Hall!

The second annual Modern Day Marine OBJ 1 Wargaming Convention will provide a focused venue for demonstrations, game play, and networking among military wargaming practitioners, designers, and industry.


The Main Briefing Center, Marine Zone Stage, and Acquisitions & Requirements Stage will host dozens of presentations from senior leaders, DoD personnel, and industry subject matter experts. Former speakers include the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Secretary of the Navy, Commanding General Marine Forces Reserve, and Deputy Commandant Information & Logistics.

There will be several opportunities for networking, learning, and engagement at this year’s show. The Semper Fidelis Reception hosted by the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Allies & Partners Luncheon, Spouse Summit, and Transition/Education/Employment Fair are just a few of the special events you can attend throughout the show.

Please review our Show Policies

*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.