Lt. Gen. Michael Lollesgard, commanding general of North Atlantic Treaty Organization – mission Iraq, gives a speech during the Ambassadors Day event at Union III forward operating base in Baghdad, Iraq, April 21, 2022. During the CJTF-OIR-hosted event, representatives from more than 25 Coalition countries discussed the CJTF-OIR mission and broad efforts to tackle enduring regional security and stability challenges. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)
British Gp. Capt. Rob O’Dell, North East Syria Coordination Group director, gives a speech during the Ambassadors Day event at Union III forward operating base in Baghdad, Iraq, April 21, 2022. During the CJTF-OIR-hosted event, representatives from more than 25 Coalition countries discussed the CJTF-OIR mission and broad efforts to tackle enduring regional security and stability challenges. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)
Michel Rentenaar, Netherlands Ambassador to Iraq, elaborates on a question during the Ambassadors Day event at Union III forward operating base in Baghdad, Iraq, April 21, 2022. During the CJTF-OIR-hosted event, representatives from more than 25 Coalition countries discussed the CJTF-OIR mission and broad efforts to tackle enduring regional security and stability challenges. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)
Attendees take notes during the Ambassadors Day event at Union III forward operating base in Baghdad, Iraq, April 21, 2022. During the CJTF-OIR-hosted event, representatives from more than 25 Coalition countries discussed the CJTF-OIR mission and broad efforts to tackle enduring regional security and stability challenges. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)
Brig. Gen. Thomas Palenske, the deputy commanding general of Special Operations Joint Task Force - Levant, gives a speech during the Ambassadors Day event at Union III forward operating base in Baghdad, Iraq, April 21, 2022. During the CJTF-OIR-hosted event, representatives from more than 25 Coalition countries discussed the CJTF-OIR mission and broad efforts to tackle enduring regional security and stability challenges. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Brennan, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF – OIR) commander, gives opening remarks during the Ambassadors Day event at Union III forward operating base in Baghdad, Iraq, April 21, 2022. During the CJTF-OIR-hosted event, representatives from more than 25 Coalition countries discussed the CJTF-OIR mission and broad efforts to tackle enduring regional security and stability challenges. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)
Laeticia van Asch, NATO Mission Iraq regional security officer, right, holds a discussion with an invited attendee during the Ambassadors Day event at Union III forward operating base in Baghdad, Iraq, April 21, 2022. During the CJTF-OIR-hosted event, representatives from more than 25 Coalition countries discussed the CJTF-OIR mission and broad efforts to tackle enduring regional security and stability challenges. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)
Brig. Gen. Nick Ducich, director of the Military Advisory Group – North, Combined Joint Task Force - Inherent Resolve (CJTF - OIR), right, addresses fellow attendees during the Ambassadors Day event at Union III forward operating base in Baghdad, Iraq, April 21, 2022. During the CJTF-OIR-hosted event, representatives from more than 25 Coalition countries discussed the CJTF-OIR mission and broad efforts to tackle enduring regional security and stability challenges. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)
U.S. Air force Brig. Gen. Don Bevis, the senior commanding officer of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) – mission Iraq, left, and Laeticia van Asch, NATO Mission Iraq regional security officer, right, hold a discussion during the Ambassadors Day event at Union III forward operating base in Baghdad, Iraq, April 21, 2022. During the CJTF-OIR-hosted event, representatives from more than 25 Coalition countries discussed the CJTF-OIR mission and broad efforts to tackle enduring regional security and stability challenges. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)
Daniel Wartko, Political Advisor for Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF - OIR) and Lt. Col. Johan Verbakel, the executive officer of the Directorate of Interagency and Civil Engagement, hold a discussion during the Ambassadors Day event at Union III forward operating base in Baghdad, Iraq, April 21, 2022. During the CJTF-OIR-hosted event, representatives from more than 25 Coalition countries discussed the CJTF-OIR mission and broad efforts to tackle enduring regional security and stability challenges. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)
Brig. Gen. Nick Ducich, director of the Military Advisory Group, Combined Joint Task Force - Inherent Resolve (CJTF - OIR), right, and Lt. Col. Rolf Helland, CJTF – OIR Norway Senior national representative, left, hold a discussion during the Ambassadors Day event at Union III forward operating base in Baghdad, Iraq, April 21, 2022. During the CJTF-OIR-hosted event, representatives from more than 25 Coalition countries discussed the CJTF-OIR mission and broad efforts to tackle enduring regional security and stability challenges. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)
British Brig. Gen. Karl Harris, the deputy commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), and Jordan Brig. Gen. Raed Saud Alijbour, defense attaché, shake hands before the defense attaché forum begins in Baghdad, Iraq, March 17, 2022. The defense attaché forum serves as an opportunity to build-relationships among Global Coalition members, and as a gateway to discuss topics pertaining to the enduring defeat of Da’esh including Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s progress and areas of needed improvement. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)
U.S. Air force Brig. Gen. Don Bevis, Senior commanding North Atlantic Treaty Organization – mission Iraq and a French coalition member shake hands before the defense attaché forum convenes in Baghdad, Iraq, March 17, 2022. The defense attaché forum serves as an opportunity to build-relationships among Global Coalition members, and as a gateway to discuss topics pertaining to the enduring defeat of Da’esh including Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s progress and areas of needed improvement. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)
A German Coalition member listens intently during the defense attaché forum in Baghdad, Iraq, March 17, 2022. The defense attaché forum serves as an opportunity to build-relationships among Global Coalition members, and as a gateway to discuss topics pertaining to the enduring defeat of Da’esh including Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s progress and areas of needed improvement. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)
Col. Bruce Weston, deputy CJ3, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), gives a brief on the security environment during the defense attaché forum in Baghdad, Iraq, March 17, 2022. The defense attaché forum serves as an opportunity to build-relationships among Global Coalition members, and as a gateway to discuss topics pertaining to the enduring defeat of Da’esh including CJTF – OIR’s progress and areas of needed improvement. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)
British Brig. Gen. Karl Harris, the deputy commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), gives opening remarks during the defense attaché forum in Baghdad, Iraq, March 17, 2022. The defense attaché forum serves as an opportunity to build relationships among Global Coalition members, and as a gateway to discuss topics pertaining to the enduring defeat of Da’esh including CJTF-OIR’s progress and areas of needed improvement. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)
Lt. Col. Timothy James, deputy director defense security corps, displays the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s (CJTF-OIR’s) updated newsletter during the defense attaché forum in Baghdad, Iraq, March 17, 2022. The defense attaché forum serves as an opportunity to build-relationships among Global Coalition members, and as a gateway to discuss topics pertaining to the enduring defeat of Da’esh including CJTF – OIR’s progress and areas of needed improvement. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)
Defense attaches and global coalition members pose for a photograph during the defense attaché forum in Baghdad, Iraq, March 17, 2022. The defense attaché forum serves as an opportunity to build-relationships among Global Coalition members, and as a gateway to discuss topics pertaining to the enduring defeat of Da’esh including CJTF – OIR’s progress and areas of needed improvement. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)
Canadian Col. Ryan Jurkowski, director of strategic communications, Combined Joint Task Force – Operations Inherent Resolve (CJTF – OIR), conducts a brief on competition in the information environment during the defense attaché forum in Baghdad, Iraq, March 17, 2022. The defense attaché forum serves as an opportunity to build-relationships among Global Coalition members, and as a gateway to discuss topics pertaining to the enduring defeat of Da’esh including CJTF – OIR’s progress and areas of needed improvement. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)
Coalition forces hold a discussion before the defense attaché forum convenes in Baghdad, Iraq, March 17, 2022. The defense attaché forum serves as an opportunity to build-relationships among Global Coalition members, and as a gateway to discuss topics pertaining to the enduring defeat of Da’esh including CJTF-OIR’s progress and areas of needed improvement. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bree-Ann Ramos-Clifton)