[Memorandum for the Record: Department of Defense Officials, May 2 to August 8, 2005] Page: 1 of 2
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MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD
FROM: Chairman Anthony J. Principi
DATE: August 8, 2005
SUBJ: Summary of Mieetings/Telephone Calls with DoD Officials
The following is a summary of meetings and telephone conversations Chairman Anthony
Principi held with various DoD officials since May 02, 2005. This list does not include
contacts with DoD officials or personnel during site visits. The list was developed from a
review of calendars, input from staff and memory. Every known contact is contained on the
list. Any omissions are inadvertent and will be added if and when discovered.
1. Lieutenant General Steven Blum, USA, Chief of the National Guard Bureau:
Breakfast meeting on June 21, 2005 to clarify issues related to the BRAC
recommendations on the Air National Guard. Homeland Security concerns, impact
on states losing aircraft assets, Air National Guard recruitment and retention and
potential solutions were discussed.
2. Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England: A meeting was held on June
24, 2005 to generally discuss the BRAC Commission process.
3. Admiral Vernon Clark, USN (ret.), Chief of Naval Operations: A meeting was held
on July 12, 2005 to clarify issues related to Navy BRAC recommendations. Particular
emphasis was on Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, New London Submarine Base, Pearl
Harbor Naval Shipyard and Brunswick Naval Air Station. The issue of encroachment
at Oceana Naval Air Station was discussed along whether there were options for
movement to a new location, including, several Air Force installations.
4. General Michael Hagee, USMC, Commandant of the Marine Corps: A meeting was
held on July 12, 2005 to discuss the need for two recruit depots and the potential
consolidation of Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego at Marine Corps Recruit
Depot Parris Island. The feasibility of relocating MICRD San Diego to Camp
Pendleton was discussed as well.
5. General William L. Nyland, USMC, Assistant Commandant of'the Marine Corps: A
meeting was held on July 19, 2005 at the General's request to clarify cost and other
issues relating to MCRD San Diego.
6. Acting Deputy Secretary of the Army Dubois and Vice Chief of Staff General Cody,
USA: A meeting was held on July 20, 2005 to receive a briefing on the Army's Re-
7. Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN, Chief of Naval Operations: A meeting was held
with the new Chief of Naval Operations on August 3, 2005 to clarify issues related to
Navy BLC recommendations. All major Navy BRAI-C recommendations were
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