Armed Services Committee Schedule for the Week of March 28, 2011

Mar 25, 2011
Defense Drumbeat
Committee Hearings Include Update on U.S. Military Operations in Libya
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 March 28th, which includes an update on Operation Odyssey Dawn and U.S. military operations in Libya.

The Armed Services Committee hearing schedule for the week of March 28th follows:

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Full Committee (10:00 a.m. in 2118 Rayburn).  The committee will meet to receive testimony on the Fiscal Year 2012 national defense authorization budget requests from the U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. European Command.

Witnesses:

Admiral James A. Winnefeld, Jr., USN
Commander
U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command

General Douglas M. Fraser, USAF
Commander
U.S. Southern Command

Admiral James G. Stavridis, USN
Commander, U.S. European Command
NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Full Committee (9:30 a.m. in 2118 Rayburn).  The committee will meet to receive testimony on Operation Odyssey Dawn and U.S. Military Operations in Libya.

Witnesses:

Department of Defense Witnesses To Be Announced

Subcommittee on Strategic Forces (2:00 p.m. in 2212 Rayburn).  The subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on the fiscal year 2012 national defense authorization budget request for missile defense.

Witnesses:

Dr. Bradley H. Roberts
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Lieutenant General Patrick O’Reilly, USA
Director
Missile Defense Agency

Mr. David G. Ahern
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Portfolio Systems Acquisition
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics

The Honorable J. Michael Gilmore
Director, Operational Test and Evaluation
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Subcommittee on Readiness  (3:30 p.m. in 2118 Rayburn).  The subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on improving the readiness of U.S. forces through military jointness.

Witnesses:

General Ray Odierno, USA
Commander
U.S. Joint Forces Command

Vice Admiral William E. Gortney, USN
Director, Joint Staff
Joint Chiefs of Staff

Dr. Andrew F. Krepinevich
President
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Friday, April 1, 2011

Subcommittee on Military Personnel (9:30 a.m. in 2212 Rayburn).  The subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on a review of the implementation plans for the repeal of law and policies governing service by openly gay and lesbian service members.

Witnesses:

The Honorable Clifford L. Stanley, Ph.D.
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
Co-Chair Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Implementation Team

Vice Admiral William E. Gortney, USN
Director, Joint Staff
Joint Chiefs of Staff

Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces (11:30 a.m. in 2118 Rayburn).  The subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on Army and Air Force National Guard and Reserve component equipment posture.

Witnesses:

Lieutenant General Harry M. Wyatt III, USAF
Director
Air National Guard

Major General Raymond W. Carpenter, USA
Acting Director
Army National Guard

Lieutenant General Jack C. Stultz, USA
Chief
U.S. Army Reserve

Lieutenant General Charles E. Stenner, Jr., USAF
Chief
U.S. Air Force Reserve

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112th Congress