Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace will conduct a media roundtable at 3 p.m. EDT, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. 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.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Adm. Gary Roughead, USN for reappointment to the grade of admiral and to be Chief of Naval Operations, Gen. William E. Ward, USA, for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Commander, U.S. Africa Command, Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, USAF, for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Commander, U.S. Strategic Command and Lt. Gen. James N. Mattis, USMC, to be general and to be Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command and Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building.
Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, U.S. Air Force Sue Payton and Commander, U.S. Transportation Command Gen. Norton Schwartz testify at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on cost effective airlift in the 21st century at 3:30 p.m. EDT in room 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building.