Norman Ricklefs

Norman Ricklefs has worked with both the Australian and US governments in Iraq, having served as a branch chief in the Combined Intelligence Operations Center in Baghdad, as senior POLAD to the Australian commander Iraq and Afghanistan, as principal advisor to the Secretary General of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and then as senior advisor to the Iraqi Minister of Interior.  He is President and CEO of the Iraq Advisory Group.

As the Mosul operation grinds forward, it is vitally important for the US and its allies to double down on their commitment to supporting the Iraqi Army and the Counter Terrorism Service.

During mid-September, the IAG was kindly invited by the Deputy Prime Minister and commander of the northern front, to visit the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces north of Mosul.