Patrick Reinert, Assistant U.S. Attorney for Iowa’s Northern District, is nominated to serve as the chief judge on the Army Court of Criminal Appeals, which oversees the appeals of criminal court martial convictions by Army personnel. The U.S. Attorney’s office announced the appointment Wednesday. In civilian life, Reinert became an Assistant U.S. Attorney in 1990 and currently heads the office’s Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force.
But the Cedar Rapids-based prosecutor also serves as commander of the 150th Judge Advocate General Detachment in Alexandria, Va. — an Army Reserve Unit made up of military judges who handle courts-martial worldwide. He has conducted more than 90 courts-martial in deployments to Germany, Italy, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the AP.