The proposal was passed in the House on Sunday.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will be visiting South Korea and Japan over the next six days engaging in security meetings and greeting U.S. military personnel.
“People are worrying about if their paychecks are going to be delayed rather than focusing on their mission,” the Pentagon’s Comptroller notes.
There will be an independent review as well as two others lead by the Defense Department and the Navy.
The move is a response to last year’s terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four Americans, including former Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
Aaron Alexis, the accused gunman in Monday’s shooting at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard, received two medals while serving as a full-time Navy reservist between 2007 and 2011.
“We would struggle to meet even one major strategic operation under sequestration,” General Odierno told lawmakers.
Hagel is reportedly receiving input from senior leaders and may make the formal announcement tomorrow.
The ceremony took place at the Navy Memorial located centrally between the Capitol building and the White House.
The audit will be released “shortly,” a spokesperson for the Inspector General’s office says.