DoD Maintenance Symposium

December 9-12, 2019 │ Spokane, Washington, USA

Speak up — Shape the Future of Maintenance and Sustainment Enterprises

Share insights and discuss critical issues with defense sustainment and maintenance professionals at all levels


Attendees will have the opportunity to personally interface with senior decision makers and have their voices heard. No other event provides access to the breadth and depth of DoD resources and technical material like the DoD Maintenance Symposium.

Join delegates representing the full range of the maintenance and sustainment communities — military personnel, government civilians, industry, academia, maintenance and industry leadership to expand your network, gain awareness of critical issues, advance your knowledge, share insights, and address the complex challenges that are influencing the DoD maintenance and sustainment communities.

Plan to attend the 2019 Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium December 9–12, in Spokane, Washington, and make a significant contribution to improving materiel readiness for our warfighters. The event is co-located with the Defense Maintenance and Logistics Exhibition.

DoD 19 Approved Mark

This event has been reviewed and approved by DOD as a DOD-sponsored event and accordingly meets departmental guidelines for attendance by all military services, agencies and industry.
Read the DoD-approved memo.

Attire Guidance


Business attire is appropriate for both the DoD Maintenance Symposium and Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards banquet and ceremony.

Military Members

Please refer to the following table for appropriate military attire.

Service DoD Maintenance Symposium Maintenance Awards Banquet and Reception Speakers and Panelists
Army Class “B” Class “A” Class “B”

Service Khaki

E-1-E6:  Service Uniform

Service Dress Blues

Service Khaki

E1-E6:  Service Uniform

Marine Corps Service “B” (service sweater or tanker jacket optional)

Service “A”

(ribbons and badges)

Service “B” (service sweater or tanker jacket optional)

Air Force

Blue shirt combination Service Dress Blue shirt combination (Long Sleeve Shirt with Tie/Tie Tab)
Coast Guard Tropical Blue Long Service Dress Blue Tropical Blue Long

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