By Christopher J. Castelli / May 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Former Rep. Jim Marshall (D-GA) has replaced former Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA), a newly minted lobbyist, on the independent National Defense Panel that will oversee the Quadrennial Defense Review. Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) initially tapped Dicks as one of his two nominees for the panel, but Dicks later recused himself due to his new role as a lobbyist at Van Ness Feldman, said Smith's spokesman, Michael Amato.

The United States Institute of Peace, where Marshall serves as president, issued a statement on the appointment earlier this month, but did not mention Dicks. The appointment also made headlines in Georgia.