Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will host the swearing in ceremony for the Chancellor for Education and Professional Development Jerome F. Smith Jr., in the Pentagon at 2:30 p.m. (EDT), Friday, Oct. 2, 1998.
The selection of the chancellor promotes a key Defense Reform Initiative decision to raise the quality of civilian training and professional development to world-class standards.
Deputy Secretary of Defense John J. Hamre will administer the oath of office.
Hamre and Smith will conduct a media availability following the ceremony.
Media must be at the River Entrance no later than 2:10.m. (EDT). For more information about the chancellor contact Lt. Col. Tom Begines at (703) 697-5133. Media interested in audiovisual coverage of these events may contact Terry Mitchell at (703) 695-0169.