The roles and responsibilities of each advisor include but are not limited to: 
  1. Strategic Planning
    1. Focus on the utilization of the WG to guide and support the rollout of strategic reforms tied to the updated National Security Strategy
  2. Policy Development
    1. Assist the GOI, WG, and key national security organizations as appropriate, to adopt and apply internal policies that bolster reorientation of defense priorities
    2. Assist the GOI, and WG members as appropriate, in developing the institutional capacity required to advance security sector reform initiatives tied to the NSS
  3. Interagency Communication
    1. Assist the GOI to increase inter-ministerial communication on proposed internal reforms, policy developments, and their respective timetables
  4. Act as trusted advisor for the GOI’s SSR Committee; providing technical assistance to build the institutional capacity of the GOI and key national security organizations in support of the overarching objectives
  5. Coordinate with the U.S. Embassy Baghdad Political Section
  6. Where other barriers to institutional change with regards to NSS implementation exist, identify these barriers, make recommendations to overcome them, and, where possible, work to address them in support of the desired end state