Iraqi Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics of the Iraqi Joint Forces Confirmed to Speak at IADS 2009 Conference
Staff Lt. Gen. Abdullah Khames, Deputy Chief of Staff,
Logistics for the Iraqi Joint Headquarters will join the
panel presentation at the 3rd annual Iraq Aviation &
Defense Summit (IADS) will take place on
April 1-2, 2009 in Washington, DC
Washington, DC - March 4, 2009--IADS officials confirmed
today that Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Iraqi Joint
Headquarters Staff Lt. Gen. Abdullah Mohammad Khames
will join the panel of speakers to conference attendees on
The Current Situation on Iraq Security, Reconstruction and
National Stability beginning at 11AM on Wednesday,
April 1, 2009 and will answer their questions afterward.
Staff Lt. Gen. Abdullah Khames will also be available for
one-on-one meetings throughout the two-day event.
Other recently added featured speakers include Minister of
State for National Security HE Shirwan Al-Waili,
Al-Hurrya Air Force Base Commander Brigadier General
Shihab Ali, and Iraqi Air Force Commander
Lt. Gen. Anwer Hamad Amin Ahmed.
Staff Lt. Gen. Abdullah Khames serves as the chief
logistician for the Iraqi Joint Forces. In addition, he is
also the Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Iraqi Joint
Headquarters. Prior to his position, he was the Deputy
Commander, Iraqi Ground Forces and Commander,
9th Division. In his 35-year career in the Iraqi army,
LTG Abdullah has held numerous command and positions
including: Commander, 20th BDE, 5th DIV, as a Staff Brigadier
(1995-1996), Commander, Armor Institute and Staff Major
General from 1999-2002.
In addition to featuring speakers from Iraqi Air Force,
Iraqi Army, Iraqi Navy and Security Forces, the 3rd Iraq
Aviation & Defense Summit will also be featuring addresses
from key experts who have served as advisors in the
Multi-National Security Transition Command (MNSTC-I),
and who were responsible for developing, organizing,
training, equipping, and sustaining the Iraqi Security
Ministries namely the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry
of Interior and their associated Iraqi Security Forces (ISF),
i.e. the military of Iraq and the Iraqi Police.
The 3rd annual IADS 2009 will welcome tens of experts and
cover a wide range of subjects. Agenda topics include
giving first-hand insight on the following important
* Coalition Military Assistance Training Team (CMATT),
which organizes, trains, and equips the Iraqi Army.
* Civilian Police Assistance Training Team (CPATT),
which organizes, trains, and equips the Iraqi Police.
* Coalition Army Advisory Training Team (CAATT) responsible
for building the Iraqi Army.
* Coalition Air Force Transition Team (CAFTT) responsible
for building the Iraqi Air Force.
* Maritime Strategic Transition Team (MaSTT) responsible
for supporting the Iraqi Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.
* Civilian Police Assistance Training Team (CPATT) building
the various Iraqi police agencies.
* Intelligence Transition Team (ITT) responsible for building
the military and police information organizations.
* Iraqi National Counter-Terrorism Task Force(INCTF)
assisting Iraqi major operations.
* Security Assistance Office (SAO) assisting in the
acquisition of equipment and overseas training.
* Joint Headquarters Assistance Team (JHQ-AT) responsible
for advising the Iraqi Joint Headquarters.
* Ministry of Defense Transition Team (MOD-TT) responsible
for advising the MOD staff.
* Ministry of Interior Transition Team (MOI-TT) responsible
for advising the MOI staff.
With hundreds of companies expected to attend the two-day
event, the expanded agenda will cover a range of topics
related to the Iraqi aviation, security and defense challenges.
New-Fields Exhibitions President Samir Farajallah hopes
this will give greater context to the other parts of the
conference program which will focus on security issues,
contracting and subcontracting opportunities, funding,
project management, international cooperation,
and cultural training.
Time has been set aside for one-on-one discussions between
conference participants and Iraqi representatives at the
conference. There are a limited number of 15-minute time
slots available for these discussions. If your organization
is interested in submitting a request to prearrange a
schedule, please email Sharon Villalon at
The Iraq Aviation and Defense Summit and Expo (IADS), now
on its third year, is the world's largest and most respected
event focused on Iraq's aviation, security and defense
challenges and opportunities. IADS is the only event where
you hear from those who are responsible for shaping the
future of aviation, security and military requirements in Iraq.
For three consecutive years, IADS has featured Iraqi ranking
military officers, policy makers and government decision makers.
The IADS Exposition
The 3rd Iraq Aviation and Defense Summit and Expo will
provide Exhibitors the opportunity to network and to have
direct access to senior ranking military officers from
Iraq's Ministry of Defense, Iraqi law enforcement agencies
and government decision makers.
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