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Today in DOD

Today in DOD for March 7, 2024

Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau (8 a.m. EST); Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George (9:30 a.m. EST); Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Dr. William A. LaPlante (10:30 a.m. EST); Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin (11 a.m. EST); Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer Michael J. McCord (12:50 p.m. EST); Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro (1:20 p.m. EST); Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Lisa Franchetti (1:50 p.m. EST); Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall (4:40 p.m. EST); and other senior officials speak at the 15th Annual McAleese Defense Programs Conference, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. James B. Wellons, assistant deputy commandant, Programs, speaks at 9 a.m. EST at an in person and virtual Hudson Institute event on "Growing Expectations for the US-Japan Alliance," 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. The event will be livestreamed at

Army Gen. Michael E. Kurilla, commanding general, U.S. Central Command; and Marine Corps Gen. Michael E. Langley, commander, U.S. Africa Command, provide testimony at 10 a.m. EST at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in review of the fiscal 2025 defense authorization request and the Future Years Defense Program, Hart Senate Office Building SH-216, Washington, D.C. The hearing will also be livestreamed on and broadcast on Channel 2 in the Pentagon.

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict Christopher P. Maier discusses "Special operations forces in an era of strategic competition" at 12:30 p.m. EST at an in-person and virtual Atlantic Council event, 1030 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. Register at

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. Lester Martinez-Lopez; and Dr. Shauna Stahlman, senior epidemiologist, Epidemiology & Analysis Branch, Armed Forces Health Surveillance Division, Defense Health Agency, provide testimony at 2:30 p.m. EST at a House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel hearing on Department of Defense monitoring of COVID-19, Rayburn House Office Building 2118, Washington, D.C.