The schedule for the Modern Day Marine 2022 special events is below. This page will be updated with the schedule for Modern Day Marine 2023 when it is available. Follow us on social media for 2023 show announcements.

The Advance Planning Brief to Industry (APBI) will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022. Learn more here.


Congressional Breakfast

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

The Inaugural Modern Day Marine Congressional Breakfast will focus both lawmaker and appropriator attention on the conceptual strategic value of Force Design 2030 as a service level roadmap for rapid transition to a 21st century, naval integrated, “stand in force” for deterrence in restricted seas and complex littoral terrain. Invited guests will include the lawmakers, appropriators and affiliated professional staff who are most instrumental to informing and resourcing the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ vision for Force Design 2030. Exhibitors may purchase individual seats when registering for badges, or contact Jaymie Nielsen at jaymie.nielsen@emeraldx.com to purchase a table.

Located in Room 202AB, the MDM Mess Deck

Fee to attend: $200 for exhibitors; Advance registration required.

The military uniform for attendance is Service A.



State of the Corps/Force Design 2030 Situation Report and Keynote

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Gen David H. Berger, Commandant of the Marine Corps & The Honorable Carlos Del Toro, SECNAV

Located in the Main Briefing Center



Marine Zone Stage Presentations

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

View the list of presenting organizations and topics here.

Located in Hall E, the MDM Marine Zone



Force Design 2030 Experimentation, Requirements, Acquisitions, & Naval Integration

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

As the threat evolves, it is essential to understand how the Marine Corps’ concept development, campaign of learning insights, and capabilities development shape how Fleet Marine Forces will stand in and otherwise respond to crisis and contingency globally. Senior leadership will provide insights as to how the conduct of reconnaissance and counter-reconnaissance activities contribute to naval campaigning, enduring advantages for the joint force, and integrated deterrence with allies and partners.

LtGen Karsten S. Heckl, DC CD&I
MajGen Eric E. Austin, Director, CDD, CD&I
MajGen Benjamin T. Watson, CG, MCWL/Futures Directorate, Vice Chief, ONR
BGen Arthur J. Pasagian, Commander, MCSC
Col David C. Walsh, (Acting) PEO LS
Mr. Douglas K. Hoffman, Director, OAD

Located in the Main Briefing Center



Sustaining the Future Force and Logistics Modernization

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Our installations and Logistics professionals exist to generate and sustain the lethality of the Fleet Marine Force across all warfighting functions. In the future operating environment logistics is the pacing function for the Marine Corps. In an uncertain future, the threat of peer and near peer competitors, and challenges across all five warfare domains results in wide-ranging implications to sustaining the future force. It is critical that we understand and integrate our required capabilities with industry and industry best practices. The senior installations and logistics leadership of the Marine Corps will share their insights and perspective on sustaining the future force and logistics modernization.

Col Omar J. Randall, Futures Branch Head, LPV, I&L

LtGen Edward D. Banta, DC I&L
MajGen Joseph F. Shrader, CG LOGCOM
BGen Adam L. Chalkley, Assistant DC I&L
BGen Daniel B. Conley, Commander MCICOM, Assistant DC I&L (Facilities)

Located in the Main Briefing Center




MARSOC Operational Approach for Modernization

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

MARSOC capability development driving to the Marine Corps 2030 Force Design and combined littoral operations (Strategic Shaping and Reconnaissance, Recon/Counter-Recon, Littoral Irregular Warfare)

Col Ian C. Fletcher, Assistant Chief of Staff G-5/8 (Plans & Resourcing), Director – CD&I, MARSOC
MSgt Jonathan R. Brown, MARSOC

Located in the Main Briefing Center




Grand Banquet

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Grand Banquet, held at the Marriott Marquis, is a high value ancillary networking opportunity for exhibitors to connect with Marine Corps leadership, Marine Corps Systems Command personnel and their influencers in the government space. The event will commence at 6:30 PM with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner at 7:30 PM where we will honor the Dickey Chappelle and the Iron Mike Award recipients. Also in attendance will be Enlisted Award recipients and collective leadership from the MDM co-hosts, the Marine Corps Association and the Marine Corps League. All guests will enjoy the pomp and circumstance of the Color Guard of the Marine Corps as well as a performance by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band.

Exhibitors may purchase individual seats when registering for badges (in advance of the show, not onsite). For purchases of full tables (seats 10), please reach out to Jaymie Nielsen at jaymie.nielsen@emeraldx.com.

Fee to attend: $300 individual seat; Open to exhibitors only; Advance registration required.


Marine Corps League Awards Ceremony & Leadership Breakfast

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

The Marine Corps League awards ceremony and breakfast designed to provide special recognition for the exceptional contributions of six outstanding U.S. Marines and Sailors currently serving with the Marine Corps. The ceremony will include performances by elements of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, Drum & Bugle Corps, and the Color Guard of the Marine Corps, and will be attended by Marine Corps leaders, invited foreign dignitaries, a wide range of DoD officials and Industry representatives, as well as the collective leadership of the MDM co-host organizations (the Marine Corps League & the Marine Corps Association).

Located in Room 202AB, the MDM Mess Deck

Fee to attend: $30; Open to all registration types; Advance registration required.

The military uniform for attendance is Service A.



Partnership in the Littorals

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Plans, Policies & Operations Director of Strategy and Plans Division, CG Marine Forces Reserve, and military representatives from the nations of Australia, Japan, the Philippines, Colombia (invited), Sweden (invited), and the Netherlands (invited), will address how nations can cooperate to advance common military interests and achieve shared security objectives with a focus on expeditionary operations in the littorals.

BGen Sean M. Salene, USMC, Director, Strategy and Plans Division, Department of PP&O

Confirmed Speakers:
LtGen David G. Bellon, USMC, Commander, Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces South
Col Yusuke Kawachi, Military Attaché to the U.S. and Canada
Col Giles J.S. Cornelia, DSM, CSM, Director Force Structure – Australian Army
Col Ivo Moerman, Royal Netherlands Navy
Col Adam Camel, CO 1st Marine Regiment, Swedish Armed Forces
CAPT Antonio J. Espitia Porras, Naval Attaché, Embassy of Colombia
LtCol Rowan Rimas, Operations Officer (MC3) of the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC)


Located in the Main Briefing Center



Marine Zone Stage Presentations

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

View the list of presenting organizations and topics here.

Located in Hall E, the MDM Marine Zone



Aviation Adaptation and Operations in the Information Environment for Force Design 2030

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

LtGen Mark R. Wise, DC Aviation
LtGen Matthew G. Glavy, DC Information

Located in the Main Briefing Center




Advancing in the Pacific: The Stand in Force

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific discusses the implementation of Force
Design 2030 throughout the Indo-Pacific Theater. The panel ties strategic
direction to tactical action from the perspective of the Stand-In Force – a
force tailored to enable naval and joint forces in competition or conflict
against a near-peer adversary.

Megan Eckstein, Naval Warfare Reporter, Defense News

BGen Joseph R. Clearfield, Deputy Commander MARFORPAC
Col Timothy S. Brady, Commanding Officer, 3d Marine Littoral Regiment
Col Stephen Fiscus, Assistant Chief of Staff for Force Development (G9)

Located in the Main Briefing Center




UK Royal Marines Future Commando Force

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | 3:10 PM – 3:55 PM

Brigadier Totten will outline the principal objectives of the commando force development programme.  He will describe how UK Commando Forces wish to fight in an A2AD context and how this headmark will impact on routine operating models.  He will describe capability choices that come from the transformed operating model.  Throughout the brief, he will draw out the relationship with USMC Force Design 2030.

Brigadier Mark Totten OBE, Senior Responsible Officer, Commando Force Programme

Located in the Main Briefing Center




UK Expeditionary Operations Modernization

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Pav Bhogal will join Brigadier Totten and build on his description of the future Commando Force with a focus on industry partnerships and technology development. He will articulate the need for an integrated future and how that future can be achieved through strong relationships between military and industry organisations.

Brigadier Mark Totten OBE, Senior Responsible Officer, Commando Force Programme.
Mr Pavandeep Bhogal, Multi-Domain Battle Management Product Owner, Naval Ships Combat Systems, BAE Systems

Located in the Main Briefing Center





Talent Management 2030 Situation Report and Way Ahead

Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Our current system of personnel management was designed in the industrial era and predates a host of cultural and technological developments that characterize today’s world. Our modern operational concepts and organizations cannot reach their full warfighting potential without a talent management system that recruits, develops, and retains the right Marines. With the publishing of Talent Management 2030 and the founding of the Talent Management Strategy Group (TMX), the Marine Corps will embrace innovation, seek the strategic initiative, and sharpen talent mindset in order to build the foundation for a more mature, effective, and lethal force. Creating an enduring talent management system will strengthen our ability to retain the highest qualified and talented force—postured and equipped—to fight and win on future battlefields.

LtGen David A. Ottignon, DC Manpower & Reserve Affairs
SgtMaj Toy E. Black, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps
Dr. Tyler Zagurski, Talent Management Strategy Group

Located in the Main Briefing Center




Marine Zone Stage Presentations

Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

View the list of presenting organizations and topics here.

Located in Hall E, the MDM Marine Zone



Training & Education for the Future Force

Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

SES Mr. Tony Greco, Executive Deputy, Training & Education Command (TECOM)

LtGen Kevin M. Iiams, CG Training & Education Command
MajGen Julian D. Alford, Commanding General, Training Command
Col Joseph W. Jones, Commanding Officer, Recruit Training Regiment, MCRD San Diego
Col James A. Kidd, Director, Range, Training, and Programs Division, TECOM
Col Eric R. Quehl, Director, Policy and Standards Division, TECOM

Located in the Main Briefing Center



MDM Career Transition Lunch Hosted by MCA

Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

This event is open to Service Members, Marine Corps League, and Marine Corps Association members and will feature outreach from participating MDM exhibitors on career opportunities and skill sets sought for those interested in making an immediate employment change, or simply exploring the range of potential future options. This will be an unparalleled opportunity to connect with MDM exhibiting organizations and employers to hear about current prospects and future career paths, as well as how to hone your competitive edge in the job market as a military veteran. A complimentary lunch will be served to all attendees.

Located in Room 202AB, the MDM Mess Deck

Fee to attend: No cost; Open to active duty service members and family; Advance registration required.



Marine Zone Semper Fi Mixer

Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Please join us for an informal networking event to close the show in the Marine Stage area for all industry and DoD constituent groups. Mixer will include a beer, wine, nonalcoholic beverage and appetizers.

Located in Hall E, the MDM Marine Zone

No fee to attend; Open to all registration types; No additional registration required.