December 17 - December 20
Annually, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness conducts the DoD Maintenance Symposium. It gathers together members of the maintenance and sustainment communities within both the public and private sectors to increase their awareness of current initiative and issues, share lesson learned, establish and maintain networks, and recognize the best maintenance units in the Department. The Symposium is the only event sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense solely focused on the maintenance and sustainment of weapon systems and equipment.
The theme of this year’s Symposium is “Maintaining America’s Lethal Competitive Edge.” The comprehensive agenda is structured to align with the new National Defense Strategy and frame key policy, strategy, resourcing, process, and technology issues affecting our enterprise. It includes plenary panels, breakout and tutorial sessions, associated meetings, the annual SecDef Maintenance Awards ceremony, and a co-located robust exhibit hall. It typically draws over 1,600 attendees from government, industry, and academia.