Military.com informs us that:
The Pentagon has reached into the private sector to find an overseer of the Guantanamo war court, selecting one-time FBI lawyer Harvey Rishikof for a job that has been held by retired general officers or lawyers with Department of Defense experience.The Convening Authority for military commissions has responsibilities that range from combing through U.S. military officers' personnel records for jury pools to deciding whether to fund defense staff, travel and experts. The Convening Authority also can negotiate plea agreements with war-on-terror captives at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and decide whether the Pentagon prosecution can pursue a death-penalty case.
Rishikof, [was] born in Canada but [is] a U.S. citizen[.]