Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates delivers remarks at the U.S. Africa Command change of command ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany at 5:00 a.m. EST. This event will be broadcast live on the Pentagon Channel and streamed live at www.pentagonchannel.mil. It will repeat at 9:00 a.m. EST.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus; Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Amos testify at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee on the Navy's defense authorization request for fiscal 2012 at 10 a.m. EST in room H-140, The Capitol.
Vice Chief of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli and Director, Operational Test and Evaluation J. Michael Gilmore testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Army acquisition and modernization at 1:30 p.m. EST in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building.