Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Israel’s Minister of Defense Ehud Barak to the Pentagon today at 10 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, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen will give the commencement address at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, Long Island at 10 a.m. EDT. Media contact is Marty Skrocki at 516-773-5374 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen will conduct an All Hands Call with enlisted soldiers at Fort Drum, N.Y. at 2:40 p.m. EDT. Media wishing to attend should be at the Media Operations Center on Route 26 no later than 2 p.m. Media should RSVP to Julie Cupernall at 315-772-8286 or email@example.com .
Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Program Support Gary J. Motsek and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Procurement Edward Harrington testify at a hearing of the Commission on Wartime Contracting on Private Security Contracting in Iraq at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room 106, Dirksen Senate Office Building.