WASHINGTON (Dec. 2, 2014) Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing to consider his nomination for reappointment to the grade of Admiral and to be Commander, U.S. Pacific Command. (Department of Defense photo)

WASHINGTON - Senate hearings today considered the nominations of multiple Defense Department officials - including Adm. Harry Harris to be the next commander of U.S. Pacific Command.