the Marine Corps League, a Congressionally chartered veterans’ organization, sought and received support from the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Robert H. Barrow, for the concept of the League’s development of a military exposition focusing on the defense industry’s response to the needs of the Marine Corps.
1981 – Modern Day Marine-Force in Readiness Exhibit. – Tucson Community Center – three-day event – in conjunction with the Marine Corps League’s national convention – 55-exhibit
1993 – moved to the Marine Corps Air Facility at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va
1990s – Marine South & Marine West created – provide opportunity for Marines to see equipment and systems being designed for their use
2006 moved to Lejeune field
2007 Marine Systems Command to become a co-sponsor