FAIZ K. ABD
I have Secret/ SSBI Clearance
RSO vetting and Investigations linguist in US Embassy in Baghdad April 2017 till now
Linguist for investigations and vetting interviews and doing all required process (escorting Iraqi local nationals to do their interviews) and Linguist for Polygraph.
Liguist in Iraq for US Marines corps - intelligence since November 2015 – December 2016
Role Player for US Army, Cubic Company, Fort Polk January 2015- November 2015
Legal Adviser for USAID- Access to Justice in Iraq, August- November 2013
Assessment, meetings and statistics for legal aid clinics in whole Iraq
Legal Adviser for BHC Company doing many legal projects in Iraq 2011-2014
DOD Linguist with US Army, Baghdad international airport (BIAP)
Iraq, GSE-12 January 2008 – March 2010
Translator and interpreter with civil affairs team, camp Cropper in Iraq.
Legal Adviser Office, U.S. Department of State,
Baghdad, Iraq, July 2006 – May 2007
Advisory attorney to the Legal Advisor of the Ambassador US Embassy and to Iraqi Reconstruction Management Office (IRMO) regarding Iraqi laws.
Translated laws and documents, provided interpreter services and provided legal advice.
Worked with the US Embassy on Iraqi election issues.
Legal Adviser and Legal Aid Clinic Manager, US Army in Iraq
Baghdad, Iraq July 2003 – July 2006
Started NGO which was the first legal clinic in Iraq through a grant funded by USAID.
The clinic was for legal aid and provided pro-bono assistance to impoverished residents.
Continued NGO from a 2nd grant from US Army.
Liaison for technological modernization of Iraqi courts and the Iraqi judicial system.
Coordinator for projects with the Iraqi Bar Association and Ministry of Justice.
Human rights instruction for the Iraqi military, police and local councils in Baghdad.
Conducted awareness programs on Radio Sawa, titled ‘Citizen and Law Program’.
Interviewed people related to laws and consulted people calling in for legal assistance.
Lawyer, Private practice
Baghdad, Iraq, 1990 – 2007
Provide legal services to general public in Baghdad and Legal Adviser for different companies.
Baghdad University, 1990: Bachelor of Law, College of Law.
Fluent in oral and written English and Arabic.
Computer literate; Proficient in Microsoft word, power point, excel and Microsoft Outlook.
1.Stephen Mackenzie, Director of International Relations at MILC
Mr. Mackenzie was my supervisor at USAID project- access to Justice.
2.Colonel William L. Stroud, Attorney Bossier Law Office
Colonel Stroud was my supervisor with the Governorate Support Team from 2004-2005, while serving in Baghdad with the 256th Brigade Combat Team.
Legal Advisor and Rule of Law Counselor to the Deputy Attorney General.
Clarke he was my US Marines civil affairs team leader in Iraq