Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey deliver remarks at the U.S. Southern Command Change of Command ceremony at 4 p.m. EST at U.S. Southern Command Headquarters, 9301 Northwest 33rd Street, Doral, Fla.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus names the Navy’s newest Virginia-class submarine with Dr. Jill Biden as the sponsor at 1 p.m. EST in the Pentagon Press 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 703-697-5342 for escort into the building.