Before he was appointed a distinguished visiting professor of law at Syracuse University College of Law, David Crane served over thirty years in the federal government of the United States. He held the position of Senior Inspector General in the 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 General’s School. His numerous awards include the Intelligence Community Gold Seal Medallion, the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit. 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 where the Civil Society Organizations of Sierra Leone made him a Paramount Chief. In 2006, Syracuse University awarded Professor Crane the George Arents Pioneer Medal, the highest honor bestowed by Syracuse to a graduate, for his work in Sierra Leone.