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HASC Schedule: April 12 – 16

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 April 12 – 16.
Full Committee Hearing: “National Security Challenges and U.S. Military Activity in North and South America”
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 
(11:00 a.m. ET?–?2118 Rayburn/Webex – Open)

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

Mr. Robert G. Salesses 
Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense & Global Security  
Office of the Secretary of Defense 
Admiral Craig S. Faller, USN 
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 Europe”
Thursday, April 15, 2021
(11:00 a.m. ET – 2118 Rayburn/Webex – Open)
Purpose: The committee will receive testimony from Department of Defense witnesses on the national security challenges and U.S. force posture in the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) area of operation and related policy. 
Department of Defense
General Tod Wolters, USAF
U.S. European Command
Subcommittee on Military Personnel Hearing: “Department of Defense Inspector General and the Services Inspector Generals: Roles, Responsibilities and Opportunities for Improvement”
Thursday, April 15, 2021
(4:00pm ET – 2118 Rayburn/Webex – Open)
Purpose: An informational hearing on the role of the Inspector Generals, including how the Department of Defense Inspector General and Services work together. External groups will provide insight on opportunities for improvement.
Panel 1
Mr. Gordon S. Heddell
Former Inspector General of the Department of Defense
Ms. Mandy Smithberger
Director of the Center for Defense Information
Project on Government Oversight
Panel 2
Mr. Sean O’Donnell
Acting/Inspector General of the Department of Defense
Lieutenant General Leslie C. Smith
Inspector General of the Army
Lieutenant General Sami D. Said
Inspector General of the Air Force
Vice Admiral Richard T. Snyder
Inspector General of the Navy
Major General Robert F. Castellvi
Inspector General of the Marine Corps 

We strongly recommend that members of the media view hearings remotely. The Capitol currently has restricted access, and non-credentialed media will not be able to access House Office Buildings. Only credentialed members of the media will be allowed access to the press viewing area in committee hearing rooms and must RSVP to their respective press gallery no later than 3:00 p.m. the day prior to the hearing they wish to attend.

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