Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has no public or media events on his schedule.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn visits Fort Belvoir Elementary School with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Gen. George Casey, Dr. Jill Biden and U.S. Rep. Jim Moran. The group will participate in a roundtable discussion with military families at 12:15 p.m. EDT and conduct a brief media availability at 1:15 p.m. The roundtable discussion is open to the press. Media should call 703-805-3397 and must arrive at Fort Belvoir's Tulley Gate, located on U.S. Route 1/Richmond Highway, one-half mile north of the Fairfax County Parkway/State Road 7100, no later than 11:15 a.m. to be escorted.
Vice Chief of Staff, Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli; Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert; Assistant Commandant, Marine Gen. James F. Amos; Vice Chief of Staff, Air Force Gen. Carrol H. Chandler testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on military suicides at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Program Support Gary J. Motsek and Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army Acquisition Logistics and Technology Lt. Gen. William N. Phillips testify at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on host nation trucking contracts, Afghanistan at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room 2154, Rayburn House Office Building.