Date Signed: 2/22/2024 | MARADMINS Number: 078/24
MARADMINS : 078/24

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GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. PURPOSE. This MARADMIN establishes the coordinating instructions for attendance at Modern Day Marine (MDM) 2024. MDM will be held from 30 April - 2 May 2024 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
2. MDM is considered a non-Department of Defense event and is not hosted by the Marine Corps. Planning for this event is conducted by a full-time staff comprised of personnel from the Marine Corps League, Marine Corps Association, and event staff, with Service inputs.
3. Background. MDM 2024 is the premier Marine Corps expo and symposium, hosting more than 400 industry displays, and featuring senior leader and subject matter expert talks across four stages. The event provides a collaborative forum, fostering interaction with Marines, experts, and industry professionals to explore and advance the most effective solutions for accelerating innovation within the Marine Corps. Additionally, the event will showcase future concepts and capabilities which encompass multiple aspects of professional military education, including a weeklong wargaming convention, international allies and partners luncheon, and panel presentations addressing future operational challenges, trend lines, and potential solutions.  MDM will also host a transition education and employment fair, and a military spouse summit.
4. Marines and civilians located in the National Capital Region (NCR) are highly encouraged to support and attend MDM as part of their professional development.
4.a. This event is a first-rate professional military education opportunity for leaders, units, and individuals.  Marines are encouraged to plan their MDM experience to be part of their professional development.  This event may serve as an appointed place of duty if authorized by unit leadership.  Temporary additional duty status is authorized if traveling from outside the NCR.  Units may address fact specific questions with their cognizant SJA or Counsel's office.
4.b. Reservists may attend for drill points, pending unit approval.
4.c. Civilian employees should seek guidance on attending from their respective supervisors. Employees who attend should be in an appropriate pay/leave status.
4.d. Contractors should consult their respective employers for permission to attend.  Time spent attending MDM should not be charged to the Government, unless authorized by a contracting officer.
4.e. If units have specific questions regarding attendance, contact your SJA or Counsel's office.
5. Coordinating Instructions
5.a. Registration is required in order to attend and attendance is free for all service members and non-uniformed civilian employees. Registration opened in January and late registration is available during the show and on-site. Register at http:(slash)(slash)
5.b. Transportation. Parking near and around the convention center is limited. Attendees are encouraged to use shuttle services provided by MDM from Quantico to the convention center, shuttle services provided by Henderson Hall from the Pentagon to the convention center, or mass transportation. Government transportation is authorized. Units may request a bus free of charge to the unit by submitting a unit bus request. For bus schedules, unit bus requests, or more information visit http:(slash)(slash) for more details.
5.c. Uniform. The uniform of the day for MDM is Service "C" for Marines and business casual for government employees. Uniform for speakers will be Service "A" and business professional for government employees.
6. A detailed schedule of speakers, educational opportunities, and additional coordinating instructions are available on the event website at http:(slash)(slash)
7. Release authorized by Lieutenant General Gregg P. Olson, Director, Marine Corps Staff.//