Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates participates in the Passage of the Commandants Ceremony at 11 a.m. EDT at the Marine Barracks, 8th and I Streets SE, Washington, D.C. Media interested in attending should contact Maj. Joe Plenzler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-697-4007.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Pakistan's Minister of Defense Chaudry Ahmed Mukhtar to the Pentagon today at 3 p.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.