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On 17 October 2014, the Department of Defense formally established Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) in order to formalize ongoing military actions against the rising threat posed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Read more 

Transcript of Oral-History Interview LTG R. Pat White – Commander, CJTF-OIR:

This product is primarily a transcript of the oral-historical interview with LTG White, with a collection of historically significant and publicly released documents inserted as context or proof of campaign progress -- one year of a multi-year military campaign and global coalition effort to accomplish enduring defeat of ISIS, now referred to as Da’esh. To read the rest of this transcript click here


By, with, and through partner forces, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) defeats Daesh in designated areas of Iraq and Syria and sets conditions for follow-on operations to increase regional stability. Read more


On a buff circular shaped embroidered item 3 inches (7.62 cm) in diameter, a green palm wreath with the yellow hand guards and pommels of two diagonally crossed scimitars surmounting the base of the palm wreath with white blades, points up, between the blades three yellow five pointed stars, all encircled by a dark blue 1/8 inch (.32 cm) border.  


The palm wreath is a symbol of honor; the scimitars indicate the dual nature of the coalition-the defeat of ISIL and the restoration of stability to the area.  The two stars indicate the command and are colored gold for excellence.  Buff and flag blue denote the land, sea and air components of the military.


One Mission, Many Nations