In a brief ceremony, Chief U.S. District Judge Waverly Crenshaw Jr. administered the oath of office, making Cochran the district’s top federal prosecutor.
President Donald Trump nominated Cochran on June 29, and the U.S. Senate confirmed him Sept. 14.
“I am extremely humbled by the confidence that President Trump has shown in me by virtue of this nomination,” said Cochran. “I look forward to serving the people of Middle Tennessee and continuing the fine work of the U.S. attorney’s office and our many law enforcement partners in seeking justice on behalf of the American people.”
Prior to his appointment as U.S. attorney, Cochran was a law professor at Belmont University School of Law and served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Alabama. He also served as a deputy district attorney in Birmingham, Alabama and was an Army ranger and Special Forces officer.