David M. Crane

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Professor David M. Crane

"Former Chief Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone

"Professor Crane was appointed to the Senior Executive Service of the United States in 1997. Mr. Crane has held numerous key managerial positions during his three decades in the federal government of the United States, including Senior Inspector General, Department of Defense, Assistant General Counsel of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Waldemar A. Solf Professor of International Law at the United States Army Judge Advocate Generals School. In 2002, he was appointed Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, with the rank of Undersecretary General. In 2006 he was appointed a Distinguished Professor of Practice at Syracuse University College of Law.

"He has received several awards and honors including the Intelligence Community Gold Seal Medallion, the Department of Defense/DoDIG Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit. Professon Crane received a George Arents Pioneer Medal in June 2006 from Syracuse University. In 2005, he was awarded the Medal of Merit from Ohio University and the Distinguished Service Award from Syracuse University College of Law for his work in West Africa. Prior to his departure from West Africa, Professor Crane was made a Paramount Chief by the Civil Society Organizations of Sierra Leone." [1]

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  1. Advisory Board, Public International Law and Policy Group, accessed August 26, 2008.