New GITMO Prosecutor

Colonel Larry Morris has been appointed Chief Prosecutor for the Department of Defense Offiice of Military Commissions.

Colonel Morris, currently the Chief of Trial Defense Services for the Army JAG Corps served on the inter-service team responsible for developing rules and strategies for trying suspected terrorists by military commissions, expertise which I’m sure will serve him well in his new position.

Losing Colonel Davis was a big loss for the prosecution, but it looks like the Department of Defense has made the right choice by appointing someone from outside the convening authority’s office who also has military commissions expertise. Coming from the Trial Defense side of the house is an extra bonus (although most JAGs frequently shift from one side of the v. to the other throughout their career).

Congratulations to Colonel Morris.

Full bio here.