Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael G. Mullen testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on building partnership capacity and development of the interagency process at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England will present the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service to Ben Stein, author, actor and commentator, and Bonnie Carroll, founder and director of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) on April 15, 2008, in a ceremony at the Pentagon. See press advisory for details.
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael G. Mullen will speak at the Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Wash. DC in the Allison Auditorium at 1:30 p.m. EDT today. Media interested in attending should call the foundation at (202) 675-1752 or 1761 for further information.
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen will speak at the Inaugural Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Gala tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. Media interested in attending should contact Ms. Melissa Fildes at (703) 714-2375 or cell (407) 694-3607.
Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at 1 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. 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 building.
Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Michael L. Dominguez and Director, Business Transformation Agency David Fisher testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on oversight of the Defense Travel System at 3 p.m. EDT in room 2212 Rayburn House Office Building.