Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is traveling.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Gen. David D. McKiernan for reappointment to the grade of general and to be commander, International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan, Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, for appointment to the grade of general and to be Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army and Lt. Gen. Walter L. Sharp for appointment to the grade of general and to be commander, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SD-106, Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Chief, U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz and Director, Army National Guard Lt. Gen. Clyde A. Vaughn testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the Fiscal Year 2009 National Defense Authorization Budget Request on Army National Guard and Army Reserve Equipment at 2 p.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8 Lieutenant General Stephen M. Speakes and Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology Lieutenant General N. Ross Thompson III testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Army modernization in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2009 and the future years defense program at 3 p.m. EDT in room SR-222, Russell Senate Office Building.