Promotion for Hicks' US military lawyer - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
His client returned to Australia after five years in Guantanamo Bay and Major Mori was sent to Iraq.
"I had been working at the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing in the Staff Judge Advocates office and had gone to Iraq for a short tour there ... working as a prosecutor," he said.
After 18 years in the Marines and after being knocked back for a promotion, he was looking to retire from the military.
But now he has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and made a senior military judge...
Although a vocal critic of the military commission process while he was representing David Hicks, Lt Col Mori is now more guarded.
"Luckily I have moved beyond my time at Guantanamo, back into the real court martial system and I think I would leave it at that. David escaped and so did I."