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Release No: 030-13
May 07, 2013

Department of Defense to Host “Spirit of Service” Event at the Pentagon

            The Department of Defense (DoD) will host a “Spirit of Service” event on Wednesday, May 8 at 11:30 a.m. in the Pentagon Library and Conference Center Room B6.  All DoD employees in the national capital region are invited to attend. 

            The event will feature remarks by Ashton B. Carter, deputy secretary of defense, and Michael L. Rhodes, the director of administration and management.

             Representatives from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, and the military services will recognize 34 outstanding Department of Defense civilian public servants from across the national capital areas who display the core qualities of honor, integrity and excellence in their everyday service. Presenters include:

             The Honorable Eric K. Fanning, undersecretary of the Air Force

             Thomas R. Lamont, assistant secretary of the Army, Manpower & Reserve Affairs

             Robert C. Martinage, deputy undersecretary of the Navy for Plans, Policy, Oversight and Integration

             Lt. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, director of the Joint Staff.

             Media interested in covering the event must call 703-697-5131 to attend.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. For more information about the Partnership for Public Service go to http://www.psrw.org .

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