Army Capt. Nicholas R. Green has deployed to Iraq to serve in support of Operation New Dawn, the formerly named Operation Iraqi Freedom. This transition signifies a formal end to U.S. military combat operations in Iraq.
Operation New Dawn shifts the U.S. emphasis from predominantly military to predominately civilian as the U.S. officials assist Iraqis in accordance with the Strategic Framework Agreement.
The three primary missions of U.S. Forces include advising, assisting, and training the Iraqi Security Forces; conducting partnered counterterrorism operations; and providing support to provincial reconstruction teams and civilian partners as they help build Iraq's civil capacity.
Army Capt. Nicholas R. Green
Additionally, the Army captain was decorated with the U.S. Coast Guard Achievement Medal for his collaboration with the Coast Guard.
Green is commander of Battery Bravo, a unit of the 2nd Battalion, 116th Field Artillery Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team assigned under the 1st Theater Sustainment Command at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The mission of the battalion and regiment is to serve as the port security force. The soldiers and sailors escort incoming and outgoing cargo shipments, secure the port's gates, and provide overall management and training of joint-service personnel. The security mission includes duties National Guard soldiers perform in support of Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom. Soldiers work with Coast Guard and Navy members at one of the busiest deep-water sea ports in the Persian Gulf. The captain has served in the military for seven years.
He is the son of Mike T. and Robin L. Green of Cape Coral.
Green graduated in 2001 from Cape Coral High School, and received associate of science degree in 2003 from Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, Ga. He received a bachelor of science degree in 2009 from American Intercontinental University, Hoffman Estates, Ill.