Iraq - 16 July 2003 to 31 July 2009
The ADF's contribution to the US-led Multinational Force effort to develop a secure and stable environment in Iraq and assist national recovery programs. This role then developed into a key security and training to enable the people of Iraq to take responsibility for their own security.
This role included the deployment of battlegroups to the Al Muthanna and Dhi Qar provinces, and the Australian Army Training Team – Iraq. The unit contribution to Op CATALYST consisted of Training Teams and eventually individual embeds to the US Counter Insurgency Academy.