Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Colombia's Minister of Defense Juan Manuel Santos to the Pentagon today at 2 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 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 to the cordon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics John J. Young Jr.,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition William Balderson, Director, Air Warfare Division, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Allen G. Myers, Deputy Commandant for Aviation, U.S. Marine Corps. Lt. Gen. George J. Trautman, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans and Requirements, U.S. Air Force, Lt. Gen. Daniel J. Darnell, and Military Deputy Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Lt. Gen. Donald J. Hoffman will testify to the Air and Land Forces Subcommittee joint with the Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee on U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force tactical aviation programs at 10 a.m. EDT in 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. D.C.
Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne and Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force Gen. T. Michael Moseley will testify to the Subcommittee of the Defense on Air Force Posture at 10 a.m. in H-140 U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead and Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps. Gen. James T. Conway will testify to the Subcommittee on Military Construction on the Navy Budget at 1:30 p.m. in H-143, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
U.S. Army Engineer Division, South Atlantic United States Army Corps of Engineers Brig. Gen. Joseph Schroedel will testify to the committee on Transportation and Infrastructure at 10 a.m. in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of African Affairs Theresa Whelan will testify to the Committee on Foreign Relations on evaluating U.S. Policy options on the Horn of Africa at 10:15 a.m. in 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Inspector General of the Department of Defense Claude M. Kicklighter will testify to the Committee on Appropriations on Examine Waste, Fraud, and Abuse of American Tax Dollars in Iraq at 10:30 a.m. in 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Logistics and Materiel Readiness P. Jackson Bell, Director and Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Shay Assad will testify to the Readiness Subcommittee on What is the Proper Role of Government? At 2 p.m. in 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. D.C.
U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe NATO Headquarters Gen. John Craddock will testify to the Committee on Foreign Relations on NATO: Enlargement and Effectiveness at 2:30 p.m. in 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.