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Acting Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Pacific Command, the Marshall Islands and California


Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 27, 2014

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Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller, will travel to Pacific Command, the Marshall Islands and the San Francisco Bay Area February 26 – March 5, 2014.

From February 26–27, Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller will visit U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), where she will meet with Admiral Samuel Locklear, USPACOM Commander, as well as members of his command staff and the leadership of service components. While at USPACOM, she will also visit an Aegis cruiser and discuss ballistic missile defense issues.

From March 1–3, the Acting Under Secretary will be in the Republic of the Marshall Islands for a series of events and meetings. On March 1, she will participate in a series of Nuclear Remembrance Day activities in Majuro. She will also tour the Department of Energy Body Counter Facility and speak with students at the College of Marshall Islands Nuclear Institute.

On March 3, the Acting Under Secretary will join Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak on a visit to Kili Island. She will participate in a ceremony honoring those residents who originally lived in Bikini Atoll, a site impacted by nuclear testing in the 1940s and 1950s.

On March 4, Acting Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller will meet with experts at Twitter and Palantir Technologies to discuss the application of new technologies to verification and monitoring of arms control and nonproliferation agreements.

For updates, follow Acting Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller on Twitter: @Gottemoeller.

For more information on the Office of the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, visit www.state.gov/t.

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