Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome President of Montenegro Filip Vujanovic to the Pentagon today at 10 a.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 9:15 a.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.
Secretary Gates and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice host Japan Minister of Foreign Affairs Aso and Minister of Defense Kyuma at noon for Security Consultative Committee meeting (2+2). Joint press availability to follow meeting. See State Website for details.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Under Secretary of Defense Personnel and Readiness David S.C. Chu testifies at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2359 Rayburn House Office Building.
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition Sue C. Payton and Commander U.S. Transportation Command Gen. Norton A. Schwartz testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room SR-222, Russell Senate Office Building.
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullin addresses the Government Executive Leadership Breakfast 8 a.m. EDT at the National Press Club 529 14th Street, NW - 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.