WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following schedule of public events for the week of March 7 – 11.

Full Committee Hearing: “National Security Challenges and U.S. Military Activity in North and South America”
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
(10:00am ET – 2118 Rayburn and via WebEx – Open)

Purpose: The committee will receive testimony from Department of Defense witnesses on U.S. national security challenges and force posture in the NORTHCOM and SOUTHCOM areas of operation and related policy.


Jennifer C. Walsh
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense & Global Security  
Office of the Secretary of Defense 

General Laura Richardson, USA
U.S. Southern Command 

General Glen D. VanHerck, USAF 
U.S. Northern Command?and North American Aerospace Defense Command
Full Committee Hearing: “National Security Challenges and U.S. Military Activities in the Indo-Pacific Region”
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
(9:00am ET – 2118 Rayburn and via WebEx – Open)

Purpose: To examine Department of Defense policies, programs, and activities in the Indo-Pacific region in advance of the fiscal year 2023 budget request. The hearing provides an opportunity to assess the threats to U.S. national security in the region and to evaluate the effectiveness of the department’s use of the resources provided by Congress to accomplish its objectives.


Honorable Dr. Ely Ratner
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs
Department of Defense

Admiral John C. Aquilino, USN
U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

General Paul J. LaCamera, USA
United Nations Command / Combined Forces Command / U.S. Forces Korea