Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Afghanistan’s Minister of National Defense Abdul Rahim Wardak to the Pentagon today at 2:30 p.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.
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Clifford Stanley delivers remarks at noon EDT at the Hiring Reform Roll Out Event, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Campbell Auditorium, Ground Level, Theodore Roosevelt Building, 1900 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.