Charles E. “Chip” Erdmann’s 15-year appointment as a Judge on CAAF ended on Monday. We wish Chief Judge Erdmann fair winds and following seas.

He is replaced as Chief Judge by Scott W. Stucky, whose appointment expires on July 31, 2021 (the position of Chief Judge rotates by seniority every five years unless the judge’s appointment expires sooner).

A bit of trivia that I’m sure you will find useful is that Judge Ryan’s appointment expires on the same day as Chief Judge Stucky’s. In a rare moment of planning-ahead, Congress authorized her to retire one year early with full benefits in § 541 of the FY17 NDAA. It also passed a provision to prevent such same-day appointment expirations in the future.

Senior Judge Erdmann will continue to perform judicial duties, including in two cases still pending decisions by the court. The following notices were published in CAAF’s daily journal yesterday:

Notice – In Re October 2017 Term of Court

Article 142 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, (UCMJ), 10 U.S.C. § 942 (2012), authorizes the appointment of five judges to serve on the Court. One of the positions is vacant. Unless the Court issues a notice that a senior judge or an Article III judge will perform judicial duties, the four judges in active service will perform the functions of the Court. See Articles 142 and 144, UCMJ, 10 U.S.C. §§ 942 and 944, and U.S.C.A.A.F. Rule 6(a).

NOTICES

No. 17-0049/MC. U.S. v. Tanner J. Forrester. CCA 201500295. [(CAAFlog case page)] In view of the existence of a vacant position on the Court, notice is hereby given that the Chief Judge has called upon Senior Judge Charles E. Erdmann to perform judicial duties in the above-referenced case, and that Senior Judge Erdmann has consented to perform judicial duties in said case under Article 142(e)(1)(A)(ii), Uniform Code of Military Justice, 10 U.S.C. § 942(e)(1)(A)(ii) (2012).

No. 17-0153/AR. U.S. v. Edward. J. Mitchell II. CCA 20150776. [(CAAFlog case page)] In view of the existence of a vacant position on the Court, notice is hereby given that the Chief Judge has called upon Senior Judge Charles E. Erdmann to perform judicial duties in the above-referenced case, and that Senior Judge Erdmann has consented to perform judicial duties in said case under Article 142(e)(1)(A)(ii), Uniform Code of Military Justice, 10 U.S.C. § 942(e)(1)(A)(ii) (2012).

There is no nominee for the vacancy.

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