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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Background on the President's PSD Event Today with the First Lady and Dr. Biden


Today, the President, the First Lady, and Dr. Biden will deliver remarks at an event at the White House unveiling efforts to better coordinate and strengthen the Federal government’s support for military families. The President will publicly release the final report of the Presidential Study Directive-9 (PSD-9), Strengthening our Military Families: Meeting America’s Commitment (pdf), a signature Administration deliverable for military families and the First Lady and Dr. Biden’s leadership on military family matters.  The final report for PSD-9 includes nearly 50 commitments by and between Cabinet and other Federal agencies addressing some of the critical needs of military families.  This report demonstrates the President’s commitment to mobilizing the entire Administration to support America’s troops, veterans and their families.  The report’s release also marks nearly 2 years of leadership and advocacy by the First Lady and Dr. Biden. The event will be attended by Cabinet Members, Members of Congress, senior military officials, Veterans and Military Family Support Organizations, and military families.
Expected Attendees

Cabinet Members and Agency Heads

Secretary Tim Geithner, Department of Treasury
Secretary Robert Gates, Department of Defense
Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Justice
Secretary Ken Salazar, Department of Interior
Secretary Gary Locke, Department of Commerce
Secretary Hilda Solis, Department of Labor
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary Shaun Donovan, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary Steven Chu, Department of Energy
Secretary Arne Duncan, Department of Education
Secretary Eric Shinseki, Department of Veterans Affairs
Mrs. Patty Shinseki, spouse of Secretary Eric Shinseki       
Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute, Department of Homeland Security
Dr. Clifford Stanley, Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense
Administrator Charlie Bolden, NASA
Director John Berry, OPM
CEO Patrick Corvington, Corporation for National and Community Service

Members of Congress

Senator Carl Levin (D-MI)
Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
Representative Sanford Bishop (D-GA)
Representative Susan Davis (D-CA)
Representative Norm Dicks (D-WA)
Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC)

Senior Military Officials

Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Mrs. Deborah Mullen, spouse of Admiral Michael Mullen
Mrs. Sheila Casey, spouse of General George Casey, Chief of Staff of the Army

General Peter Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army

Mrs. Beth Chairelli, daughter of General Peter Chairelli

Hon. Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy

Mrs. Ellen Roughead, spouse of Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations

General Joseph Dunford, Assistant Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps

Mrs. Kathleen Dunford, spouse of General Joseph Dunford

Ms. Erin C. Conaton, Under Secretary of the Air Force

General Norton A. Schwartz, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force

Mrs. Suzie Schwartz, spouse of General Suzie Schwartz

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Roy

Mrs. Paula Roy, spouse of Chief Master Sergeant James Roy

Admiral Robert Papp, Commandant of the Coast Guard

Mrs. Linda Papp, spouse of Admiral Robert Papp
General Craig McKinley, Chief, National Guard Bureau
Ms. Cheryl McKinley, spouse of General Craig McKinley
Chief Master Sergeant, (CMSgt) Denise Jelinski-Hall, Senior Enlisted Advisor, National Guard Bureau
Mr. Gary Hall, spouse of Chief Master Sergeant Denise Jelinski-Hall
Mrs. Nancy Wyatt, spouse of Lieutenant General Harry M. Wyatt III, Director, Air National Guard
CMSgt Christopher Muncy, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Air National Guard
Mrs. Monique Muncy, spouse of CMSgt Christopher Muncy
Mrs. Laura Stultz, spouse of Lieutenant General Jack Stultz, Chief, Army Reserve
Lieutenant General, Charles Stenner, Chief, Air Force Reserve
CMSgt Dwight Badgett, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Air Force Reserve
Mrs. Janet Badgett, spouse of CMSgt Dwight Badgett
Vice Admiral Dirk Debbink, Chief, Navy Reserve
Mrs. Terry Debbink, spouse of Vice Admiral Dirk Debbink
Force Master Chief Petty Officer Ronney Wright, Navy Reserve
Mrs. Donna Wright, spouse of Force Master Chief Petty Officer Ronney Wright
Sergeant Major Kim Davis, Sergeant Major of Marine Forces Reserve