The Phoenix Academy is located on an Iraqi Army base in Taji, Iraq. The Iraq Assistance Group (IAG), was in charge of the academy. The academy mission was to give final additional training that the Military transition team (MiTT), receive before they are assigned to advise Iraqi Security Forces. Classes that were taught included counter-insurgency (COIN), rules of engagement, cultural awareness and the history of Iraq.
- U.S. Army Captain James Văn Thạch - first Vietnamese American military adviser to the Iraqi Army; only U.S. servicemember to be awarded the rank of Honorary Brigadier General in the Iraqi Army
- "First Vietnamese-American to Serve as a Military Advisor to the New Iraqi Army". Prweb.com. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/07/prweb408426.htm. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
- "Two Years in Iraq and Honored as a General". Prweb.com. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/4/prweb855714.htm. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
- Academy Empowers Iraq Phoenix Academy at Camp Taji. Scenes include service members receiving instruction in a classroom and other areas at the academy
- Judge advocate teaches tactics to MiTT
- Phoenix Academy, Taji, Iraq
- Captain James Văn Thạch the first Vietnamese-American to serve as an Military Advisor to the New Iraqi Army
- Service Members receive potentially life-saving training at Phoenix Academy
- Jul 2005/FBO-00840930.htm Phoenix Academy Life Support Services
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