Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is traveling.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Secretary of the Army Preston M. “Pete” Geren III and Chief of Staff, Army General George W. Casey Jr testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Department of the Army in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2009 and the future years defense program at 9:30 a.m. EST in room SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building.
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness David S.C. Chu, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael D. Rochelle, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Vice Adm. John C. Harvey, Jr, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel, and Services, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Richard Y. Newton III, and Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Lt. Gen. Ronald S. Coleman testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on fiscal year 2009 National Defense Authorization Budget Request on overview of recruiting, retention, and compensation at 10 a.m. EST in room 2212 Rayburn House Office Building.
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict & Interdependent Capabilities Michael G. Vickers testifies at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Irregular Warfare and Stability Operations: Approaches to Interagency Integration at 2 p.m. EST in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
Army Maj. Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-82, and commanding general, 82nd Airborne Division, will brief live from Afghanistan at 10 a.m. EST, February 26, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security 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.