The search is on for the next person to be appointed to CAAF when C.J. Stucky retires. Judge Ohlson will become the court's chief judge. You can go here for a short biography of the current judges.
And see, Article 142, UCMJ, 10 U.S.C. § 942, Judges (of the court) and Article 143, UCMJ, 10 U.S.C. § 943, Organization and employees (of the court).
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Advance reading, Eugene R. Fidell, The Next Judge. 5 J. NAT. SEC. L. & POLICY 303 (2011). Interestingly, the author observes,
The Court of Appeals has been deciding fewer than one case per judge per month on full opinion for the last several years, although admittedly it also must sift through many petitions for grant of review. Whether or not the court should (as I believe) be granting far more petitions for review, this is clearly not a heavy load. Moreover, trial caseloads in the armed forces have declined markedly, meaning the Court of Appeals is unlikely to experience a surge of cases in the foreseeable future.
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For historians, See Ten-Year Chronology of the United States Court of Military Appeals.
Appendix B in the 1961 Annual Report of the United States Court of Military Appeals and the Judge Advocates General of the Armed Forces and the General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury. The chronology, which was prepared by Frederick R. Hanlon, Deputy Clerk, presents a brief history of the U.S. Court of Military Appeals and includes biographical information on the three civilians appointed to the military tribunal by President Harry S. Truman—Chief Judge Robert E. Quinn, Associate Judge George W. Latimer, and Associate Judge Paul W. Brosman.
In the last term the CAAF issued 25 opinions. The last term annual report for the court is here and you can judge for yourself their workload. The total number of petitions for 2011 was 700, the next highest was 853 for 2014, and for last term 369. Keep in mind that the number of grants per year is not a complete indicator of the court's workload. In 1994 the court issued 144 opinions and 2223 Orders in cases.
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