Moira Modzelewski

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Moira Modzelewski
Nationality United States
Occupation lawyer, Captain (USN)
Known for Presiding over a Guantanamo military commission

Moira Modzelewski is an American lawyer and Captain in the United States Navy.[1][2] Modzelewski is notable for her appointment to serve as the Presiding Officer over Noor Uthman Muhammaed's Guantanamo military commission.

Education[edit]

education[1]
B.A. 1980 University of Virginia Chinese Studies
J.D. 1985 University of Virginia Law
1985 Naval Justice School Law

Teaching career[edit]

Modzelewski taught English at Szechuan University after earning her bachelor's degree, in 1980.[1] This was shortly after China and the United States re-opened diplomatic relations.

In 1989 Modzelewski was an Assistant Professor at the United States Naval Academy.[1]

In 1995-96 Modzelewski opened the detachment of the Naval Justice School in Norfolk.[1]

Legal career[edit]

All of Modzelewski's legal career has been in the United States Navy.[1] In addition to her teaching postings she has served as a lawyer or administrator of legal services in over a half dozen posts.

In 2009 she presided over the courts-martial of Navy SEALs from SEAL team 10 who were charged with beating an Iraqi captive.[3]

Her most recent appointment was to serve as a Presiding Officer in Guantanamo.[2] In April 2010 she predicted she would require a year to review the secret evidence against Noor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "CAPTAIN MOIRA MODZELEWSKI, JAGC, USN" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. Retrieved 2010-04-08.  mirror
  2. ^ a b Carol Rosenberg (2010-04-08). "Judge says she needs year to sort through evidence". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2010-04-08.  mirror
  3. ^ "2 SEALs arraigned in detainee abuse case". Military learning center. December 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-16.  mirror