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File:Captain James Văn Thạch at the Phoenix Academy Iraqi Assistance Group in Taji, Iraq.JPG

U.S. Army Captain James Văn Thạch at the Phoenix Academy Iraqi Assistance Group (IAG) in Taji, Iraq

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.

Notable alumni[]

  • 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[1][2]

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