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Today in the Department of Defense - Thursday, July 6, 2000

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Henry H. Shelton will participate in the change of command ceremony today for the U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla. See the advisory for details.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon is in Washington today. There are no public or media events on his schedule.

The regular Department of Defense news briefing will be conducted today at 1:30 p.m. in the Pentagon briefing studio, room 2E781. The briefer will be Navy Rear Adm. Craig R. Quigley, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs.

A background briefing on Secretary Cohen's forthcoming trip to China and Australia will follow the regular briefing at 2 p.m. See the advisory for details.

Cornerstone 00-1, a combined engineering exercise with Moldova, continues through late August. See the news release for details.

The leadership seminar conducted by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in Gaborone, Botswana, continues through July 14. See the news release for details.

The Department's Legislative Affairs Office maintains a separate Congressional Schedule of Events.

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07/06/2000
Central Command Change of Command Ceremony
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Waterside Marriott Hotel, Tampa Bay, Florida


07/06/2000
GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Peter Pace for appointment to the grade of general with assignment as commander-in-chief, U.S. Southern Command.

Pace is currently serving as the commander, U.S. Marine Corps...



07/06/2000
Press Advisory for NMD Test Scheduled for July 7 The next intercept test of the National Missile Defense Program is scheduled to take place between the hours of 10 p.m., EDT Friday, July 7 and 2 a.m. EDT, Saturday, July 8.

Lt. Gen. Ronald Kadish, director of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, is scheduled to brief reporters...





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