LaVena Johnson's case is not on the agenda, but members of Congress will be asking Army Officer's questions so it was a good opportunity to possibly get a few answers on the LaVena Johnson case or highlight it again. I know many of you have written to ask the members of the committee to ask about LaVena's case and some of you are actually gong to the hearing. I would give you advice, but you are probably sitting on the hard floor of the Rayburn Building waiting to get in right now. If you take your laptop, head for the side where the power outlets are and if some high school student intern tries to tel you that the area is just for the media just say "I AM the media!" and sit down. Make sure you stick around for Panel Three were the Department of Defense and U.S. Army, and GAO will provide testimony.
Panel One – Members of Congress (Statements Only):
Honorable Louise M. Slaughter, Member of Congress (NY-28)
Honorable Jane S. Harman, Member of Congress (CA-36)
Panel Two – Victims and Family Members:
Ms. Ingrid Torres, MSW, CSW, Washington, DC
Mrs. Mary Lauterbach, Mother of Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach, Vandalia, Ohio
Panel Three – Department of Defense and U.S. Army, and GAO:
Mr. Michael Dominguez, Principal Deputy Undersecretary for Defense
(Personnel and Readiness)
Dr. Kaye Whitley, Director, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, U.S. Department of Defense
Lieutenant General Michael D. Rochelle, Deputy Chief of Staff G-1,
United States Army
Ms. Brenda S. Farrell, Director, Defense Capabilities and Management, U.S.
Government Accountability Office
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am in room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building and is open to the public.
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