Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome Peru's Minister of Defense Luis Alberto Otarola Penaranda to the Pentagon today at 10:30 a.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 Pentagon River Parking Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 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 Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.
Acting ASD (Asian and Pacific Security Affairs) Peter Lavoy and Commander, U.S. Forces Korea Gen. James Thurman at 10 a.m. EDT with the House Armed Services Committee on the Security Situation on the Korean Peninsula in Rayburn House Office Building - 2118, Washington, D.C.
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness JoAnn Rooney, Under Secretary of Defense/Comptroller Robert Hale; Acting Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Jonathan Woodson; Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense-RA David McGinnis testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee regarding personnel issues at 2 p.m. EDT in room 232A at the Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
ASD (Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense) Andrew Weber testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Strategic Forces at 2:30 p.m. EDT in Room SR-222, Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.