Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has no public or media events on his schedule.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England hosts an honor cordon to welcome Albanian Minister of Defense Fatmir Mediu and Macedonian Minister of Defense Lazar Elenovski to the Pentagon today at 7:30 a.m. EST. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 7 a.m. EST for escort to the cordon.
Chief of the National Guard Bureau Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum will testify at 9 a.m. EST, Secretary of the Army Francis Harvey will testify at 11:30 a.m. and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace will testify at 2 p.m. at a hearing of the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves in room 2212 Rayburn House Office Building.
Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command Gen. Doug Brown testifies at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee at 3 p.m. EST in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.