Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter have no public or media events on their schedules.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey delivers remarks at the National Defense University Assumption of Presidency at 11 a.m. EDT in Lincoln Hall Auditorium, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey delivers remarks at the Thanks USA 2012 Treasure Our Troops Gala at 6:30 p.m. EDT at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs Sharon Burke delivers remarks at the Biomass 2012 conference on Confronting Challenges, Creating Opportunities on Operational Energy at 9:30 a.m. EDT at the Washington Convention Center-Ballroom A, Washington, D.C.
Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force Forward/Regional Command- Southwest (RC-SW) Maj. Gen. Charles Gurganus and Helmand Governor Mohammad Gulab Mangal at 10:30 a.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973), via DVIDS from Kabul, 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.
Under Secretary of the Navy Robert O. Work will preside over the 2012 Secretary of the Navy Safety Excellence Awards at 2 p.m. EDT at the Naval Heritage Center Theater, U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.