Up periscope!

Now we know – who the nominee is to be the next judge of the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces — Kevin A. Ohlson.  Here is a short fact sheet from DOJ.

Here’s a piece from whorunsGOV at the Washington Post.

Career History: Chief of Staff to Attorney General Eric Holder (January 2009-January 2011); Director of theExecutive Office of Immigration Review(September 2007-January 2009); Deputy Director of the EOIR (September 2003 to September 2007); Board Member on the Board of Immigration Appeals at the EOIR (March 2001 to September 2003); Chief of Staff to Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder (1997 to 2001); Assistant U.S. Attorney of District of Columbia (1991 to 1997).

And the White House press announcement says:

Kevin A. Ohlson is the Chief of the Professional Misconduct Review Unit in the Department of Justice.  From 2009 to January 2011, he was Chief of Staff and Counselor to United States Attorney General Eric Holder.  From 2007 to 2009, he was the Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), where he had previously served as Deputy Director from 2002 to 2007.  From 2001 to 2002, he was a member of the Board of Immigration Appeals.  From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Ohlson was Chief of Staff to the Deputy Attorney General.  Prior to that, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.  In 1990, while serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he was recalled to active duty service in the United States Army and was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions during the Persian Gulf War.  At the conclusion of his military service, Mr. Ohlson resumed his duties as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.  Mr. Ohlson was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army in 1986 and served as a judge advocate and paratrooper.  He holds a B.A. from Washington and Jefferson College and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Here’s a short piece on the Professional Misconduct Review Unit, DOJ, Mr. Ohlson’s current employment.

The San Antonio Express-News reports an interesting case of recruiting fraud.  Although it looks like the cases will be heard in federal district court.

h/t DMLHS at CAAFLog.

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