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UPDATED HASC Schedule: March 22 – 26

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following updated schedule of public events for the week of March 22 – 26.
 
Subcommittee on Readiness Hearing: “Learning From and Preventing Future Training Mishaps”
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 
(3:00pm ET – Virtual via Webex – Open) 
    
Purpose: The subcommittee will receive testimony from the services on aviation, ground, and at-sea mishaps and what actions the services are taking to mitigate the risks and causal factors in an effort to reduce likelihood of training mishaps occurring.
 
Witnesses:
 
General Joseph M. Martin
Vice Chief of Staff
Department of the Army
 
Admiral William K. Lescher
Vice Chief of Naval Operations
Department of the Navy
 
General David W. Allvin
Vice Chief of Staff
Department of the Air Force
 
General Gary L. Thomas
Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
 
 
Full Committee Hearing: “Extremism in the Armed Forces”
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
(12:00pm ET – 2118 Rayburn/Webex – Open)
 
Purpose: To provide the Committee an opportunity to hear from experts about extremism in the military.
  
Witnesses:  
 
Dr. Audrey Kurth Cronin
Professor of International Security
Director, Center for Security, Innovation and New Technology
American University
 
Ms. Lecia Brooks
Chief of Staff
Southern Poverty Law Center 
 
Mr. Michael Berry
General Counsel
First Liberty Institute
 
 
Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations Hearing: “SOF Culture and Climate: The Future of the Force”
Friday, March 26, 2021
(11:00am ET – Virtual via Webex – Open)
 
Purpose: The subcommittee will receive testimony from outside experts on the state of special operations forces (SOF) culture and climate while exploring means to shape the force for future demands of great power competition. The subcommittee will consider the impacts of historic operational tempo and diversity challenges while focusing on three critical themes: the current state of the force following two decades of countering terrorism, the comprehensive health of the force, and future opportunities for the force in support of U.S. national security objectives.
 
Witnesses: 
 
Ms. Linda Robinson
Director, Center for Middle East Public Policy
Senior International/Defense Researcher
RAND Corporation  
 
LTG Mike Nagata, US Army (Ret.)
Senior Vice President and Strategic Advisor
CACI INTERNATIONAL INC
 
Ms. Kate Germano
LtCol (Ret.)
United States Marine Corps
 
Mr. Mark Mitchell
Former (acting) Assistant Secretary of Defense
Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC)
 
 
Subcommittee on Readiness Hearing: “Installation Resiliency: Lessons Learned from Winter Storm Uri and Beyond”
Friday, March 26, 2021 
(3:00pm ET – Virtual via Webex – Open)
  
Purpose: An unclassified hearing with representatives from each of the military services to discuss lessons learned from Winter Storm Uri and other extreme weather events for installation resiliency. The witnesses will also provide an update on the implementation of energy and extreme weather resiliency measures from the last four NDAAs.
 
Witnesses:
 
Lieutenant General Douglas M. Gabram
Commanding General
Army Installation Management Command
 
Vice Admiral Yancy B. Lindsey
Commander
Navy Installations Command
 
Major General Edward D. Banta
Commander
Marine Corps Installations Command
 
Brigadier General John J. Allen Jr.
Commander
Air Force Materiel Command
 
 
 

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