Houston Chornicle reports here that the Army has named COL Tara Osborn as the militayr judge to preside over the MAJ Nidal Hasan court-martial after the ouster of COL Gross. See our prior coverage here and here. COL Osborn presided over the SGT Joseph Bosicevich capital trial and non-capital sentencing in 2011, see Marine Corps Times stopry here. More recently she presided over the case of SSGT Van Bockel, one of the accused in the PVT Chen suicide related cases. See coverage here (CAAFlog) and here(FayObs). She was also the Chair of the Military Courts Committee of the American Bar Association’s National Conference of Specialized Court Judges (now the District 4 representative after some re-organization). She was also the subject of a CAAF writ in the Bozicevich case, coverage here and DJ entry here.