Iraqi Civil Defense Corps
The ICDC was tasked with the following missions: joint patrolling with Coalition Forces; fixed site security; route security; natural disaster aid, and general assistance.
The ICDC was composed of 15,000 men divided into 18 battalions of 846 men. Members of the ICDC had solid brown uniforms and baseball-type caps in red, blue, and black with ICDC in block letters. They were armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and were equipped with jeeps and trucks (2 jeeps and 12 trucks per battalion). They were hired under a 1-year renewable contract and trained by coalition forces. As of mid-October 2003 more than 6,000 members of ICDC were employed. 4,700 trained soldiers were employed by 29 October 2003.
- John Pike. "Iraqi Civil Defense Corps".
- "Coalition Provisional Authority Order Number 28" (PDF).
- "Defense.gov News Article: Video Shows Coalition Forces Didn't Desecrate Mosque in Jan. 1 Raid".
- Donna Miles (29 October 2003). "Iraqi Civil Defense Corps Grows in Numbers and Role". American Forces Press Service. Archived from the original on 14 April 2012.
- "Coalition Provisional Authority Order Number 73" (PDF).