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IRAQ, Cradle of Errors reveals the effects of current leadership models in a post-Saddam Iraq and what we can expect next. Dr. Smith conducted field research in Iraq spanning 5 1/2 years. IRAQ, Cradle of Errors is a must read for anyone seeking to understand the Iraqi perspective of their government.
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Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 18, 1959 to Curtis and Jean Smith. Today Dr. Brandt Smith is a Leadership Specialist and Social Scientist with 20+ years of experience in Iraq, Taiwan, Thailand, China and Myanmar (Burma). Most recently, Dr. Smith completed his second tour of duty as a Department of Army Civilian in Iraq where he embedded with the U.S. Army. More than five years in Iraq had him traveling the entire country connecting with Kurds, Sunnis and Shia interviewing hundreds of Iraqi nationals nationwide. From 2006-2008 he served as director of a non-government organization (NGO) and later as a Human Terrain System, Social Scientist in eight southern Iraqi provinces. During this time in Iraq, Dr. Smith successfully steered numerous projects for the Millennium Relief and Development Services (NGO), U.S. State Department, Office of Cultural Affairs, established English Second Language schools and provided business training for the Iraqi Ministry of Trade, Iraqna (Zain) Telecommunications Company and supervised Western and local national employees during the violent days of the U.S. Military Surge. Dr. Smith was presented with numerous citations, medals and awards for his work in Iraq. These include the Superior Civilian Service Award, the Global War on Terror Medal and the Commanders Civilian Service Medal to name a few. Dr. Smiths seminal research work conducted in Iraq, The Effects of Current Leadership Models in a Post-Saddam Iraq was completed on the ground in southern Iraq during the final days of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Smith's research yields knowledge into the thinking of average Iraqis--what is wanted from their government, what Iraqis are thinking and why there is so much anger in post-war Iraq. Dr. Smith began his career in field studies in 1979 on the Philippine island of Mindanao as a twenty year old student. Since then, he lived and worked in some of the most challenging and hostile environments known to man. In the late 90s he lived alongside the Wild Wa of China and Burma. The Wild Wa, former head hunters and producers of raw opium know him as Lao Bing or Old Soldier and call him friend. His ability to speak numerous languages coupled with his ready survival wit allowed entry and exit with ease into cultures most researchers avoid. Dr. Smith received his PhD in Organization and Management with a Specialization in Leadership from Capella University in January 2011. In 1996, he earned a M.A. in Memphis, Tennessee in Religion and Education from MABTS. Dr. Smith finished his B.A. in Behavioral Sciences in 1989 from National Louis University.
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Book Description Brandt Smith Publishing, 2011. Condition: Used: Like New. Truth Media Design S. Greg Smith (illustrator). UNREAD COPY- LOOKS PERFECT--VERY NICE.CASE-TB-57. Seller Inventory # 80671