Secretary of Defense Robert Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak to the Pentagon today at 2:45 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.
Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.
Secretary of the Navy Raymond Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the Department of the Navy in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2010 and the Future Years Defense Program at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SH-216 Hart Senate Office Building.
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Office of Transition Policy and Care Coordination, Noel Koch testifies at a hearing of the House Veterans Affairs Committee on Meeting the Needs of Family Caregivers of Veterans at 10 a.m. EDT in room 334 Cannon House Office Building.
Commandant, Industrial College of the Armed Forces Rear Adm. Garry E. Hall, Commandant, National War College Maj. Gen. Robert P. Steel, President, Naval War College Rear Adm. James P. Wisecup, Commandant, Army War College Maj. Gen. Robert M. Williams, Commander of the Spaatz Center and Commandant, Air War College Maj. Gen. Maurice “Maury” Forsyth and Director Marine Corps War College Col. Michael Belcher testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Thinkers and Practitioners: Do Senior Professional Military Education Schools Produce Strategists at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2212 Rayburn House Office Building.
Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, Chief of Staff United States Air Force General Norton A. Schwartz testify at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Fiscal Year 2010 Department of the Air Force Budget Overview at 10:30 a.m. EDT I room Dirksen 138.
Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command Adm. Eric T. Olson testifies at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for the U.S. Special Operations Command at 1 p.m. EDT in room 2212 Rayburn House Office Building.