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Today in the Department of Defense, April 28, 2016

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. provide testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee on counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant operations and Middle East strategy, at 9:30 a.m. EDT, SH-216 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia.
 
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter hosts a ceremony honoring the 2016 Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinators  Award recipients at 3:15 p.m. EDT, in the Pentagon.  Media interested in covering the ceremony should R.S.V.P. to Marine Lt. Col. Gabrielle Hermes by 12 p.m. EDT, at gabrielle.m.hermes.mil@mail.mil, and should plan on meeting in Room 2D961 by 2:50 p.m. to be escorted to the ceremony.
 
Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work is traveling.
 
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy Dr. Andrew Exum provides testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa on U.S. policy toward Lebanon at 2 p.m. EDT, 2172 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia.
 

Speeches

Statement on Counter-ISIL Operations and U.S. Military Strategy in the Middle East before the Senate Armed Services Committee

News/Casualty Releases

DoD Releases Department-wide Strategy to Prevent Retaliation Associated with Reporting Sexual Assault or Harassment

Commitment to Helping Sexual Assault Victims Earns Honors

General Officer Announcement

General Officer Assignments

Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser

Senior Executive Service Announcement

Press Advisories

Commander, U.S. Central Command to Brief

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