Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Israel’s Minister of Defense Ehud Barak to the Pentagon today at 1 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.
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Wallace C. Gregson and Assistant Secretary of the Navy Energy, Installations, and Environment Jackalyne Pfannenstiel testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Japan; recent security developments at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Material Readiness Alan F. Estevez testifies at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on improving DoD supply chain management at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room SR-418, Russell Senate Office Building.
The Senate Armed Services Committee considers the nomination of Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, for reappointment to the grade of general and to be commander, U.S. Central Command at 3 p.m. EDT in room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building.