Charles E. Erdmann

Charles Edgar "Chip" Erdmann (born June 26, 1946) is a Senior judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.[1] His term began on October 15, 2002, and expired on July 31, 2017.[2][3]

Charles Edgar Erdmann
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
In office
2015–2017
Preceded byJames E. Baker
Succeeded byScott W. Stucky
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
In office
October 15, 2002 – July 31, 2017
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byEugene R. Sullivan
Succeeded byGregory E. Maggs
Personal details
Born (1946-06-26) June 26, 1946 (age 73)
Spouse(s)Renee Jacques
Children4
Alma materMontana State University
University of Montana
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Marine Corps
Montana Air National Guard
Years of service1966–1969
1981–2002
RankColonel
UnitJudge Advocate General's Corps

EducationEdit

Erdmann attended Montana State University and the University of Montana School of Law, graduating in 1972 and 1975 respectively. His college years were interrupted by three years of enlisted service in the United States Marine Corps (from 1967 to 1970).[4]

Legal careerEdit

From 1975 to 1976, he served as an assistant state attorney general in the Montana Department of Justice. He quickly established himself in the Montana legal community, becoming chief counsel in the Auditor's Office in 1976, chief staff attorney of the Antitrust Bureau in 1980, chief of the Montana Medicaid Fraud Bureau also in 1980, and general counsel of the Montana School Boards Association in 1982.[4]

In 1986, he opened his own private practice in Helena and also served as a JAG officer in the Montana Air National Guard from 1981 to 2002, when he retired as a colonel.[2]

Judicial careerEdit

In 1995, he was appointed as an associate justice of the Montana Supreme Court. He left in 1998 to become a judicial reform coordinator in the Office of the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina. He soon became the head of the Human Rights and Rule of Law department, helping to reform the region's judicial system through several anti-corruption measures. In 2000, he became chief judge of the Bosnian Election Court. He served for only one year, at which point he became an independent consultant in Bosnia.[2]

In 2002, Erdmann was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces by President George W. Bush.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "USCAAF | Clerkship Opportunities | Judge Erdmann". Archived from the original on 2013-02-13. Retrieved 2013-06-29.
  2. ^ a b c http://www.armfor.uscourts.gov/newcaaf/library/brochure.pdf
  3. ^ Presidential Nomination: Charles Edgar Erdmann
  4. ^ a b Joint Committee on Printing, United States Congress. Official Congressional Directory, 2005–2006, 109th Congress, Convened January 4, 2005. p. 866

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Fred J. Weber
Justice of the Montana Supreme Court
1995–1998
Succeeded by
Jim Regnier
Preceded by
James E. Baker
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
2015–2017
Succeeded by
Scott W. Stucky
Preceded by
Eugene R. Sullivan
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
2002–2017
Succeeded by
Gregory E. Maggs