Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Peter Pace participate in the Southern Command Change of Command Ceremony at 11 a.m. EDT in the Thurmand Building, Southern Command, Miami, Fl.
Secretary Rumsfeld hosts an honor cordon to welcome French Minister of Defense Michelle Aliot-Marie to the Pentagon today at 4:15 p.m. EDT. 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 3:45 p.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.