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November 2005

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Deputy Director Named at Federal Judicial Center

John Cooke has been named the new Deputy Director of the Federal Judicial Center, succeeding Russ Wheeler, who left the FJC in September 2005. The FJC Board unanimously approved the appointment.

Cooke has worked at the Federal Judicial Center since September 1998, when he was appointed as Director of the Judicial Education Division. In 2004, he became the Director of the Education Division when the Judicial Education and Court Education Divisions were merged.

Before coming to the Center, Cooke was an attorney and judge in the Army, where he served for 26 years in a variety of assignments. His last position was Chief Judge of the Army Court of Criminal Appeals and Commander of the U.S. Army Legal Services Agency. He retired from the Army in 1998 with the rank of Brigadier General.