Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome German Minister of Defense Thomas de Maizière to the Pentagon today at 9 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 William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen delivers remarks at 7:15 a.m. EDT at the Government Executive Leadership Briefing at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. Media interested in attending should contact Andrea White at 202-266-7328.
Under Secretary of Defense (Policy) Michele Flournoy delivers remarks at 6:30 p.m. EDT at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab's "Rethinking Seminar" on DoD in the Future Security Environment at the Marriott Residence Inn, Pentagon City, 550 Army-Navy Drive, Arlington, Va. Media interested in attending should contact CDR Leslie Hull-Ryde at 703-614-6059.