Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen will host an honor cordon to welcome General Kim Tae-Young, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Republic of Korea, to the Pentagon Oct. 16 at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Mullen and Kim will conduct the annual Republic of Korea-U.S. Military Committee meeting which addresses the ROK defense capability and bilateral military issues. Media interested in filming or photographing the honor cordon must be at the Pentagon River Entrance no later than noon for escort to the cordon. Media points of contact are Rick Ecker, (703) 571-9477 or Jennifer Harrington, (703) 571-9476.
Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at 1 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E973. 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.