Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to the Pentagon today at 3 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.
Deputy Commandant Army Command and General Staff College Brigadier General Edward C. Cardon USA, Commandant Joint Forces Staff College Brigadier General Katherine P. Kasun, USA, Commandant Air Command and Staff College Brigadier General Jimmie Jackson, USAF and President, Naval War College Rear Admiral James P. Wisecup, USN testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Raising Thinking from the Tactical to the Operational Level: JPME I and II at the Services’ and Joint Command and Staff Colleges at 9 a.m. EDT in room 2212 Rayburn House Office Building.
Maj. Gen. Mart de Kruif, commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force Regional Command South, will brief live from Afghanistan at 11:30 a.m. EDT, June 25, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in southern Afghanistan. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River 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 into the building.