Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness David S. C. Chu will provide an end-of-fiscal-year update on recruiting and retention in the military services at 10:30a.m. EDT, on Oct. 10 in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon, 2E973. The commanders from the four active duty service recruiting commands will be available to respond to questions. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River 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 into the building.