Participants

MCOP - Pre-Departure - 11 April 2014 - Classroom shot

When the Pentagon’s Guantanamo Bay Convening Authority authorized our Military Commission Observation Project (MCOP) to begin sending our representatives to Ft. Meade, Maryland and Guantanamo Bay to observe Military Commission hearings, decisions had to be made as to who would be eligible to be a MCOP representative. Discussions were held between and among various individuals, both inside and outside the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. The newly formed IU McKinney Ad Hoc MCOP Advisory Council also participated in these discussions. Ultimately, the decision was reached that all IU McKinney Affiliates would be eligible to participate in missions to Guantanamo Bay and Ft. Meade and that “IU McKinney Affiliates” be defined to include IU McKinney faculty, staff, students, and graduates.

Only IU Affiliates are eligible to register for consideration to serve as Military Commission Observers in Ft. Meade or Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. For those IU Affiliates interested in serving as a Military Commission Observer, information on upcoming observation dates is now available online on the PIHRL website. Observation opportunities are posted as soon as they become available. Individuals interested in becoming an Military Commission Observer are encouraged to check the site often as new observation opportunities are constantly updated.

An online registration/application form must be completed by individuals seeking to serve as a Military Commission Observer at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, or Fort Meade, Maryland.

Participants

In addition to Professor George E. Edwards, the following IU Affiliates have been selected to serve as NGO Observers at either Guantanamo Bay, Cuba or Ft. Meade, Maryland.

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Students

  • Salam Almarhoon, Ft. Meade, Maryland, June 2014
  • Abdulrahman Alwashali, LL.M., Ft. Meade, Maryland (cancelled)
  • Abdulrahman Alwashali, LL.M., Ft. Meade, Maryland, March 2015
  • Abdulrahman Alwashali, LL.M., Ft. Meade, Maryland, January 2016
  • Islam Attia, LL.M., Ft. Meade, Maryland, January 2016
  • Jessica Ayer, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, November 2017
  • Jessica Ayer, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, February 2018
  • Sukrat Baber, Ft. Meade, Maryland, May 2014
  • Luke Bielawski, Ft. Meade, Maryland, April 2014
  • Tex Boonjue, Ft. Meade, Maryland, January 2016
  • Tex Boonjue, Ft. Meade, Maryland, July 2015
  • Tex Boonjue, Ft. Meade, Maryland, July 2015
  • Tex Boonjue, Ft. Meade, Maryland, January 2016
  • Tex Boonjue, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, October 2016 (cancelled)
  • Tex Boonjue, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, January 2017 (withdrawn)
  • Tex Boonjue, Guantanamo Bay, March 2017
  • Nicole Burts, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Justin Byers, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Chandler Carney, Ft. Meade, Maryland,January 2016
  • Heejong Alice Choi, Ft. Meade, Maryland, July 2015
  • Michael Cunningham, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Niesha Denagall, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Shashan DeYoung, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, July 2018
  • Erica Drew, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Ashley Eve, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Aline Fagundes, LL.M., Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, March 2017
  • Aline Fagundes, LL.M., Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, October 2016
  • Aline Fagundes, LL.M., Pentagon, March 2017
  • Katherine Forbes, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • David Frangos, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, October 2016
  • Braylon Gagnon, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Frank Garrett, Ft. Meade, Maryland, August 2014
  • Natalie Gaynier, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, March 2019
  • Benjamin Hicks, Ft. Meade, Maryland, January 2016
  • Benjamin Hicks, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Benjamin Hicks, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, January 2016
  • Benjamin Hicks, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, January 2018
  • Benjamin Hicks, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, March 2019
  • Emily Hunter, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, March 2019
  • Justin Jones, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Jeri Jones, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Alexandra Keller, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, January 2019
  • Matt Kubacki, Ft. Meade, Maryland, August 2014
  • Clarence Leatherbury, Ft. Meade, Maryland, May 2014
  • Johanna Leblanc, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, March 2017
  • Meredith Lee, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Zhu Lin, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Kayleigh Long, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Kristi McMains, Ft. Meade, Maryland, May 2014
  • Matt Miller, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Caroline Obermaier, LL.M., Ft. Meade, Maryland
  • Caroline Obermaier, LL.M., January 2016 (cancelled)
  • Brent Pierce, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Brent Pierce, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, March 2017
  • Melanie Price, LL.M., Ft. Meade, Maryland, January 2016
  • Melanie Price, LL.M., Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 2015
  • Luke Purdy, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba October 2014
  • Luke Purdy, Ft. Meade, Maryland, December 2015
  • Julie Richie, Ft. Meade, Maryland, August 2014
  • Maria Ringwald, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Sharon Roberts, Ft. Meade, Maryland, January 2016
  • Faisel Sadat, LL.M., Ft. Meade, Maryland, January 2016
  • Casey Seaton, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Viktoriia Serediuk-Buz, LL.M., Ft. Meade, Maryland, January 2016 (cancelled)
  • Katie Sheean, Ft. Meade, Maryland, January 2016
  • Tyler Smith, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, September 2015
  • Tyler Smith, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, March 2015
  • Tyler Smith, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, March 2015
  • Tyler Smith, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, August 2017
  • Seth Smoker, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Jason Sprinkle, Guantanamo Bay, September 2014
  • Josiah Swinney, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Qifan Wang, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, August 2014
  • Garrett Welch, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, January 2019
  • Adam Wicker, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Heather Wilhemus, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Sheila Willard, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016
  • Sheila Willard, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, January 2017
  • Sheila Willard, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, October 2017
  • Sheila Willard, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 2018
  • Judith Wright, Ft. Meade, Maryland, October 2016

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Alumni

  • Megan Alvarez ’09, Ft. Meade, Maryland, June 2014
  • Margaret Baumgartner ’10, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, January 2015
  • Margaret Baumgartner ’10, Ft. Meade, Maryland, August 2014
  • Tim Button ’04, Ft. Meade, Maryland, May 2014
  • Meghan Cox, Ft. Meade, Maryland, March 2015
  • Charles Dunlap ’96, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, November 2014
  • Charles Dunlap ’96, Ft. Meade, Maryland, May 2014
  • Charles Dunlap ’96, Guantanamo Bay ,Cuba, August 2017
  • Hattie Harman ’10, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, November 2014
  • Hattie Harman ’10, Ft. Meade, Maryland, April 2014
  • Jacob Irven ’18, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, September 2018
  • Jeff Kerner ’02, Ft. Meade, Maryland, April 2014
  • Leontiy Korolev ’12, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 2016
  • Leontiy Korolev ’12, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, January 2016
  • Leontiy Korolev ’12, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Summer 2016
  • Leontiy Korolev ’12, Ft. Meade, Maryland, February 2016
  • Matthew Kubal, ’09, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, February 2016
  • Matt Kubal ’09, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 2015
  • Matt Kubal ’09, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, August 2015
  • Johanna Leblanc ’17, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, March 2017
  • Paul Logan ’94, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, February 2018
  • Paul Logan ’94, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, November 2018
  • Greg Loyd, ’02,  Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, July 2015
  • Jeff Meding ’13, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 2014
  • Jeff Papa ’99 (LL.M. ’10), Ft. Meade, Maryland April 2014
  • Jeff Papa ’99 (LL.M. ’10), Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, June 2014
  • Brent Pierce, J.D., Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, March 2017
  • Luke Purdy ’15, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba , August 2015
  • Judge Patricia Riley ’74, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 2014
  • Avril Rua, LL.M. ’11, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, March 2015
  • Paul Schilling ’10,  Ft. Meade, Maryland  January 2016
  • Paul Schilling ’10, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, February 2016
  • James Zender ’12, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, May 2014

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Faculty

  • George Edwards, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
    • May 2014, June 2014, July 2014, October 2014, February 2015, April 2015, multiple missions in 2016, January 2017, March 2017, multiple missions in 2018, multiple missions in 2019
  • George Edwards, Ft. Meade, Maryland
    • December 2013, February 2015, March 2015, July 2015, August 2015, August 2015, January 2016, February 2016, multiple missions in 2016, January 2017
  • Andy Klein, Ft. Meade, Maryland, September 2014
  • Andy Klein, Ft. Meade, October 2014
  • Andy Klein, Ft. Meade, Maryland, Summer 2016
  • Catherine Lemmer, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, December 2014
  • Catherine Lemmer, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, February 2015
  • Catherine Lemmer, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, December 2015
  • Catherine Lemmer, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 2016
  • Larissa Sullivant, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, November 2018
  • Larissa Sullivant, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, January 2019
  • Tom Wilson, Guantanamo Bay, February 2015

 

You can see upcoming dates and register here if you are interested in traveling to Fort Meade or Guantanamo Bay to serve as an NGO Observer.

One comment

Please Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s