Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs S. Ward Casscells, Surgeon General U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, Surgeon General U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Adam Robinson and Surgeon General U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. James G. Roudebush testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on mental health overview at 9 a.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Ship Programs Allison Stiller and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Resources and Requirements (N8) Vice Admiral Barry McCullough testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year 2009 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for navy shipbuilding at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2212 Rayburn House Office Building.
Kaye Whitley, director, Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office and Rachel Lipari, senior scientist, Defense Manpower Data Center, will hold a press briefing in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, Fri. Mar. 14 at 3 p.m. EDT to discuss the results from the 2007 Sexual Assault in the Military report and the report on the 2006 Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of Active Duty Members. The briefing will be on-the-record. 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 Pentagon.