Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Chile’s Minister of Defense Jose Goni to the Pentagon today at 11 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 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 to the cordon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Commanding General Multi-National Force-Iraq Gen. David H. Petraeus testifies at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the situation in Iraq and progress made by the Government of Iraq in meeting benchmarks and achieving reconciliation at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SD-106, Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Commanding General Multi-National Force-Iraq Gen. David H. Petraeus testifies at a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Iraq After the Surge: What Next? at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room 216 Hart Senate Office Building.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Ships Allison F. Stiller, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Integration of Capabilities and Resources Vice Adm. Bernard J. “Barry” McCullough III and Commander, Marine Corps Combat Development Command Lt. Gen. James F. Amos testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Navy force structure requirements and programs to meet those requirements in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2009 and the future years defense program at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room SR-222, Russell Senate Office Building.