Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace will testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee at 9:30 a.m. EST in Room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Ryan Henry and Lt.Gen. Walter Sharp, Director, the Joint Staff will conduct a briefing at 1 p.m. in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to discuss the establishment of U.S. Africa Command. 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.