Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will host an honor cordon to welcome the Republic of Korea’s Minister of National Defense Kim Tae-young to the Pentagon. The cordon will be held on the steps of the River Entrance at 9:30 a.m. EDT, Oct. 8.
Gates and Kim will then participate in the 42nd annual U.S. - RoK Security Consultative Meetings. A photo spray will be conducted during those meetings at 10:20 a.m.
Following the conclusion of the meetings, Gates and Kim will conduct a joint news briefing at 11 a.m. in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973).
Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.