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General Court-Martial Convening Authority

Maj. Gen. Anthony R. Ierardi

Chief Circuit Judge

Col. Tara Abbey Osborn

Colonel Tara Abbey Osborn is a Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer, who has
served Active Duty Army from January 1988 to present.

Her assignments include Germany (Mar 1988), SW Asia (Dec 1990), Fort McNair
(July 1991), Falls Church, VA (Jun 1993), Fort Hood (Jun 1996), Korea (Jun
1999), Arlington (Jul 2000), Korea (Jul 2003), Washington, D.C. (Jun 2004),
Fort Stewart (Jul 2007), Fort Bragg (Sep 2010).

Deployed to Southwest Asia in December 1991 to Jun 1991.

Awards include Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious
Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (x7), Joint Service Commendation
Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army
Achievement Medal (x2), Department of State Superior Honor Award, Joint
Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award,
National Defense Service Medal (x2), Southwest Asia Service Medal (x3),
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army
Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (x3), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi
Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Joint Chiefs of Staff
Identification Badge.

Prosecution Team

Col. Michael "Mike" Mulligan

Colonel Michael "Mike" Mulligan is the lead prosecutor in United States v. Maj. Nidal Hasan.  Past key assignments include Deputy Judge Advocate, 7th Army and U.S. Army Europe, Heidelberg, Germany; Staff Judge Advocate, 7th Joint Multinational Training Center, Grafenwoehr, Germany; Staff Judge Advocate, 1st  Infantry Division, Wurzburg, Germany; Chief, Trial Counsel Assistance Program, Arlington, VA; Chief Criminal Law Division, III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas; Trial Counsel, V Corps, Frankfurt, Germany.  Mulligan graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego, and the University of Tulsa, College of Law.

Col. Steve Henricks

Colonel Steve Henricks serves as a prosecutor in United States v. Maj. Nidal Hasan.  Past key assignments include chief prosecutor at the 1st Cavalry Division and at the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Deputy and Acting Chief at the U.S. Army’s Defense Appellate Division, and Group Judge Advocate for the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne).  Henricks graduated from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, and from the University of Kansas School of Law.  He is originally from Hutchinson, Kan.     

Maj. Larry Downend

Major Larry Downend currently serves as a prosecutor in United States v. Maj. Nidal Hasan and as the Chief of the Criminal Law Division for Fort Hood.  Downend has served as a Branch Chief and as an Appellate Action Attorney at the U.S. Army's Government Appellate Division. He is a graduate of the Baylor University School of Law. 

Defense Team

Lt. Col. Kris R. Poppe

Lietenant Colonel Kris Poppe is assigned to the U.S. Army Trial Defense Service.  He is a 1993 graduate of the Ohio Northern University - Pettit College of Law and is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio.  Lieutenant Colonel Poppe has 29 years of military service.

Maj. Christopher E. Martin

Major Christopher E. Martin is assigned to the U.S. Army Trial Defense Service.  He is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and a twelve-plus year military veteran, whose assignments include deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Maj. Joseph T. Marcee

Major Joseph Marcee is assigned to the U.S. Army Trial Defense Service.  He is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and a licensed Texas attorney.