Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld delivers remarks at noon CDT in the Polifka Auditorium, Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL. Media may attend and observe.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace will host an honor cordon to welcome South Korean Chief of Defense Gen. Sang-hee Lee to the Pentagon today at 10:30 a.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance. Pace and Sang-hee will conduct the annual Republic of Korea-U.S. Military Committee meeting which addresses the ROK defense capability and bilateral military issues. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 10 a.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.
Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani Jr. delivers remarks to the Defense Business Agility Forum at 11 a.m. EDT in the Atrium Auditorium, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC.
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will brief live from Afghanistan at 10 a.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, with an update on U.S. reconstruction operations in Afghanistan. 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 into the building.