Multi-National Corps-Iraq

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Multi-national Corps-Iraq (MNC-I) is the highest-level operational land forces headquarters in Iraq, built around a U.S. corps headquarters that deploys to Iraq, and commands a large number of divisions. It reports to the overall coalition headquarters in Iraq, Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-I).

Before the creation of MNF-I, but after the defeat of the regular Iraqi military, the senior U.S. occupation force was first Joint Task Force 7. A corps headquarters was simply too small for the range of responsibilities for occupation, rear area operations, rebuilding a new Iraqi security organization, and counterterrorism; one of the contributing factors to the inappropriate handling of prisoners Abu Ghraib prison may have been a lack of adequate senior staff supervision.


Currently, MNC-I is built around a U.S. corps headquarters, commanded by LTG Charles H. Jacoby Jr., United States Army. His deputies are MG W.H. Moore, British Army and John (JD) Johnson, U.S. Army. The command team includes two additional brigadier generals, Heidi Brown (U.S. Army) for sustainment and Peter C. Bayer, Jr. as Chief of Staff. CSM Frank Grippe is the Command Sergeant Major.


Multi-National Division - Baghdad

MND-Baghdad, also called Task Force (TF) Baghdad. Its major area of responsibility is the city of Baghdad. MND-Baghdad is headquartered by the U.S. 4th Infantry Division.

Multi-National Division - North

MND-North is also known as Task Force Iron. Responsible for an area including the cities of Balad, Kirkuk, Tikrit, Mosul, and Samarra, MND-N is headquartered by the U.S. Army's 1st Armored Division.

Multi-National Force - West

MNF-W is headquartered by the U.S. II Marine Expeditionary Force. Their area of operations include the cities of Ar Ramadi and Fallujah.

Multi-National Division - Center

MND-C/TF Mountain assists Iraqi Security Forces with security and stability missions in the area south of Baghdad ranging from Najaf to Wasit provinces. MND-Center is headquartered by the U.S. 10th Mountain Division (Light).

Multi-National Division - Center South

MND-CS covers an area that includes the cities of Diwaniyah, Afak, Al Hamzah. The division is headquartered by the Polish Military.

Multi-National Division - South East

MND-SE operates in the southern most part of Iraq, including the cities of Basrah, An Nasiriyah, Al Amarah. The division is headquartered by elements of the British and Australian militaries.