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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM COHEN

1:30 p.m. Testifies before CLOSED Senate Hearing on U.S. Policy Toward Kosovo.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

Scheduled Meetings.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR MARCH 17, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 BT Southeast Asia Remains Identified and Returned

CONGRESSIONAL:

FLOOR ACTION:
HOUSE The House is scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. for Legislative Business following the National Security briefing with former Secretary of Defense Rumsfield and Members of the Bipartisan commission on Ballistic Missile Threats. The House is expected to consider the following subject to a rule:
-- H.R. 4, Declare it to be the Policy of the United States to Deploy a National Missile Defense.
SENATE The Senate schedule is uncertain.
COMMITTEE ACTION:
1:30 p.m.
S-407 Capitol
The Senate will conduct a CLOSED hearing on U.S. Policy Toward Kosovo. Witnesses include Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen; Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Hugh Shelton; Secretary of State Madeline Albright; and National Security Advisor Sandy Berger.
9:30 a.m.
216 Hart
The Senate Committee on Armed Services will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Fiscal 2000 Defense Budget. Witnesses include Gen. Dennis J. Reimer, Army Chief of Staff; Adm. Jay L. Johnson, CNO; Gen. Michael E. Ryan, AF/CC; Gen. Charles C. Krulak, Commandant, USMC. Note: This hearing was originally scheduled for 2/11/1999.
9:30 a.m.
H-140 Capitol
The House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense will conduct a CLOSED hearing on Military Readiness. Witnesses include the Service Vice Chiefs: Gen. Eric K. Shinseki, USA; Adm. Donald L. Pilling, USN; Gen. Terrance R. Dake, USMC; and Gen. Ralph E. Eberhart, USAF.
2 p.m.
216 Hart
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Readiness and Infrastructure will conduct an OPEN hearing on Operational Readiness. Witnesses: Panel 1 -- General Richard E. Hawley, Commander, ACC; General Charles T. Robertson, Jr., Commander, AMC. Panel 2 -- U.S. Army, National Guard and Reserve Lt. Gen. George A. Crocker, Commanding General, I Corps and Fort Lewis; Lt. Gen. William F. Kernan, Commanding General, 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg; Lt. Gen. Leon J. LaPorte, Commanding General, III Corps and Fort Hood; Maj. Gen. Roger C. Schultz, Director, Army National Guard; and Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Plewes, Chief, U.S. Army Reserve Note: This hearing was originally scheduled for March 3, 1999.
11 a.m.
2118 Rayburn
The House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Readiness will conduct an OPEN hearing on Shipment of Household Goods. Witnesses: Panel 1 - David Warren, Director, Defense Management Issues, GAO. Panel 2 - Roger W. Kallock, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Logistics; Lt. Gen. Roger G. Thompson, Deputy CINC, USTRANSCOM; Brig. Gen. Kenneth L. Privratsky, Director, Transportation, Energy and Troop Support, U.S. Army. Panel 3 - Joe Harrison, President, American Moving and Storage Association; Mr. Terry Head, President, Household Goods Forwarders Association of American, Inc.; Mr. L. Clyde Groover, Chairman, Military Mobility Coalition; Mr. Kevin Kelleher, President, Cendant Mobility, Inc.; Charlie McDaniel, Hilldrup Moving and Storage; David Neilsen, CEO, Wilson Van and Storage; and Mr. Art Heath, American Movers.
2 p.m.
219 Hart
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a CLOSED hearing on Pending Intelligence Matters. Witnesses: none from DoD.
11 a.m.
2212 Rayburn
The House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Personnel will conduct an OPEN hearing on Recruiting Issues. Witnesses: Panel 1 - Service Recruiters. Panel 2 - Anthony J. Principi, Chairman, Congressional Commission on Servicemembers and Veterans Transition Assistance; Mr. G. Kim Wincup, Vice Chairman, Congressional Commission on Servicemembers and Veterans Transition Assistance. Panel 3 - Frank Rush, Jr., Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management Policy; Maj. Gen. Evan Gaddis, Commanding General, U.S. Army Recruiting Command; Read Adm. Barbara McGann, Commander, U.S. Navy Recruiting Command; Brig. Gen. Peter U. Sutton, Commander, U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service; Brig. Gen. Gary L. Parks, Commanding General, USMC Recruiting Command.
3 p.m.
H-405 Capitol
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a CLOSED hearing on Imagery Intelligence. Witnesses: none from DoD. This hearing was scheduled for 3/11/1999.
9:30 a.m.
334 Cannon
The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will conduct an OPEN hearing to markup H.R. 70 -- a bill to amend title 38, U.S. Code, to enact into law eligibility requirements for burial in Arlington National cemetery, and for other purposes. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.

DUTY OFFICER FOR MARCH 18, 1999 - LTC Phillips

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