The Department of Defense announced the names of two key military commission officials today. Army Col. Robert L. Swann has been selected as the chief prosecutor (succeeding Army Col. Fred Borch). Navy Lt. Susan McGarvey has been selected as the acting military commissions judge advocate spokesperson (succeeding Air Force Maj. John Smith).
Prior to this assignment, Swann served as the chief circuit judge for the 2nd Judicial Circuit at Fort Campbell, Ky., and McGarvey served as the senior defense counsel at Naval Legal Service Office Southwest in San Diego, Calif.
Borch will be departing later this summer for an assignment as the Special Assistant to the commanding general of the Army Judge Advocate Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Va. Smith will be departing later this summer for an assignment as the deputy staff judge advocate at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.