Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.
Sheila M. Earle, acting principal director to the deputy under secretary of defense for military personnel policy, and Rear Adm. Donna L. Crisp, the joint staff director for manpower and personnel, will conduct a media roundtable discussion, Monday, July 30, at 3 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E579, to announce the new joint officer qualification system. For more information in regard to this release the media can contact Lt. Col. Jonathan Withington at (703) 695-3895. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking 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.