Chief Trial Judge Named For Military Commissions

U.S. Department of Defense

Colonel Lanny J.

Acosta, Jr., U.S.

Army, has been designated as Chief Trial Judge for the Military Commissions Trial Judiciary with an effective date of July 1, 2021.


Acosta replaces Col.

Douglas K.

Watkins, the current Chief Trial Judge, who will retire from the Army July 31.

The Chief Trial Judge assigns military judges to preside over each military commissions case referred to trial.

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