Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will address the
Western Hemisphere Symposium at 11:10 a.m. (EDT), Tuesday, April
15, 1997, in the Douglas Hallise conference room, Crowne Plaza
Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Fla.
The event is being
hosted by U.S. Southern Command and the National Defense
Following his remarks, Secretary Cohen will hold a media
availability in the Bolton Room at 12:15 p.m.
The events are
open to media coverage.
Point of contact is Capt. Chris Yates,
U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs Office, (305) 371-6214.
The following day, the Secretary will travel to MacDill AFB,
Tampa, Fla., where he will make remarks and receive the Bull
Simons award for leadership during a 10th Anniversary ceremony at
10 a.m. at U.S. Special Operations Command Headquarters, 7701
Tampa Point Blvd.
Secretary Cohen will then hold a media
availability at 11 a.m. in the 6th Support Group auditorium,
Media point of contact for these activities is George
Grimes, U.S. Special Operations Command Public Affairs, (813) 828-
Later that day Secretary Cohen will travel to the Virginia
Military Institute in Lexington, Va., for remarks at the George C
Marshall Foundation ROTC Award Seminar.
The event will take
place in Cameron Hall at 2:15 p.m.
Media point of contact is
Mike Strickler, VMI director of Public Relations (540) 464-7207.
Current plans are to attempt to air the audio portions of
the Florida activities on Pentagon Cable Channel 13.