Armed Services Committee Schedule for the Week of April 4, 2011

Apr 1, 2011
Defense Drumbeat
Committee Hearings Include Update on U.S. Military Operations in Libya, Humanitarian Efforts in Japan and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the hearing schedule for the week of April 4, which includes updates on the military operations in Libya, humanitarian efforts in Japan and the Pentagon’s repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law and policies.

The Armed Services Committee hearing schedule for the week of April 4th follows:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Subcommittee on Strategic Forces (11:30 a.m. at 2212 Rayburn).  The subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on the Fiscal Year 2012 national defense authorization budget request for Department of Energy atomic energy defense activities and Department of Defense nuclear forces programs.

Witnesses on the 1st Panel:

  • The Honorable Thomas P. D'Agostino
    Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration

    U.S. Department of Energy

    • The Honorable Inés R. Triay, Ph.D.

      Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management

      U.S. Department of Energy

      • The Honorable Peter S. Winokur, Ph.D.

        Chairman, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

        Witnesses on the 2nd Panel:

        • Major General William A. Chambers, USAF

          Assistant Chief of Staff, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration

          U.S. Department of Defense

          • Rear Admiral Terry Benedict, USN

            Director, Strategic Systems Programs

            U.S. Navy

            • The Honorable Andrew Weber

              Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs

              Full Committee (2:00 p.m. in 2118 Rayburn).  The Armed Services Committee will meet to receive testimony on the Fiscal Year 2012 national defense authorization budget requests from the U.S. Transportation Command and U.S. Africa Command.  Witnesses are expected to address military operations in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn and the humanitarian relief efforts in Japan.

              Witnesses:

              • General Duncan J. McNabb, USAF

              Commander, U.S. Transportation Command

                • General Carter F. Ham, USA

                  Commander, U.S. Africa Command

                  Wednesday, April 6, 2011

                  Full Committee (10:00 a.m. in 2118 Rayburn).  The Armed Services Committee will meet to receive testimony on the Fiscal Year 2012 national defense authorization budget requests from the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea.  Witnesses are expected to address military efforts to support the humanitarian relief efforts in Japan.

                  Witnesses:

                  • Admiral Robert F. Willard, USN

                    Commander, U.S. Pacific Command

                    • General Walter (Skip) Sharp, USA

                      Commander, U.S. Forces Korea

                      Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities (2:00 p.m. in 2212 Rayburn).  The subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on improving management and acquisition of information technology systems in the Department of Defense.

                      Witnesses:

                      • The Honorable Elizabeth A. McGrath

                        Deputy Chief Management Officer, U.S. Department of Defense

                        • The Honorable Teresa M. Takai

                          Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration and Department of Defense Chief Information Officer

                          Thursday, April 7, 2011

                          Subcommittee on Readiness (10:30 a.m. in 2212 Rayburn).  The subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on Sustaining the Force: Challenges to Readiness.

                          Witnesses:

                          • Brigadier General Lynn A. Collyar, USA

                            Director, Logistics Operations

                            Defense Logistics Agency

                            • Major General Michelle Johnson, USAF

                            Director, Strategy, Policy, Programs and Logistics, J5/4

                              U.S. Transportation Command

                              • Lieutenant General Frank A. Panter, Jr., USMC

                                Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics Headquarters

                                U.S. Marine Corps

                                • Lieutenant General Mitchell H. Stevenson, USA

                                  Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, G4

                                  U.S. Army

                                  Full Committee (1:00 p.m. in 2118 Rayburn).  The Armed Services Committee will meet to receive testimony on repeal of law and policies governing service by openly gay and lesbian service members.  Witnesses are expected to address the challenges and training associated with the repeal of the Pentagon’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.    

                                  Witnesses:

                                  • General George W. Casey, Jr., USA

                                    Chief of Staff, U. S. Army

                                    • Admiral Gary Roughead, USN

                                      Chief of Naval Operations, U. S. Navy

                                      • General James F. Amos, USMC

                                        Commandant, U. S. Marine Corps

                                        • General Norton A. Schwartz, USAF

                                          Chief of Staff, U. S. Air Force

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