Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is traveling.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England and Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller Tina Jonas testify on cost of military operations and reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan at a hearing of the House Budget Committee at 10 a.m. EDT in room 210 Cannon House Office Building.
Adm. Michael G. Mullen, USN and Gen. James E. Cartwright testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on their nominations at 9:30 a.m. in room SH-216 Hart Senate Office Building.
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Readiness Paul W. Mayberry and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment Philip W. Grone, will conduct a press availability in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. at the 2007 Sustaining Military Readiness Conference at 5:30 p.m., July 31. They will be prepared to answer questions related to the conference and the Department’s initiatives to sustain its military test and training mission. See press advisory for details.
Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Richard A. Cody will hold a press conference in the Pentagon briefing room, 2E579, at 3 p.m.
Director of Joint Training U.S. Joint Forces Command Maj. Gen. Jason K. Kamiya USA, Deputy Director of Operations U.S. Central Command Brig. Gen. Jack B. Eggington, USAF and others testify on use of In Lieu Of, Ad Hoc and Augmentee Forces in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee at 10 a.m. in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
Principal Director of Manpower and Personnel for Assistant Secretary of Defense Reserve Affairs Tom Bush testifies on DoD-VA educational issues at a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee at 9:30 in room 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building.