President: Franklin D. Rosenblatt
Frank Rosenblatt is an Assistant Professor, Mississippi College School of Law. Prior to joining the academy, he practiced at Butler Snow LLP and clerked for the Honorable Barbara J. Rothstein on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Before that he served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Vice-President: Brenner Fissell
Brenner M. Fissell is Associate Professor of Law at Villanova University and Co-Editor of CAAFlog. He served as an attorney-advisor for Chief Judge Scott Stucky of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and as a GS-15 appellate defense counsel at the Guantanamo Bay Military Commissions.
Treasurer: Walter B. Slocombe
Walter B. Slocombe is a Senior Counsel in Caplin & Drysdale's Washington, D.C., office. While at the firm, Mr. Slocombe has served in the United States Department of Defense as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from 1994 to 2001 and in 2003, as Senior Advisor for National Defense in the Coalition Provisional Authority for Iraq. In 2004, President Bush appointed him to the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Chair of the Board: Ronald W. Meister
Ron Meister, a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, is Senior Counsel to Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C., in New York City, Past President of the Westchester County Magistrates Association, a Director of the New York State Magistrates Association, and a Life Member of the American Law Institute. He served on active duty in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the United States Navy as a trial counsel, defense counsel, and military judge, and as Head of Legal Services at the Headquarters of the First Naval District. In his private practice, he has represented the American Civil Liberties Union, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York in a successful challenge to the Constitutionality of the military death penalty, and has appeared in many matters for servicemembers, including a Navy nurse who refused to force-feed prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. His articles on military law and practice include An Ensign for the Coffin, I Saw Shaft Seven Times, and The Day I Cross-Examined Santa Claus.
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