Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Ecuador’s Minister of National Defense Wellington Sandoval to the Pentagon today at 1:30 p.m. EST. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. 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. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort to the cordon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.