This paper describes some of the incidents and the lessons learned while I was deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF 05-07). During 2007, I was deployed to Taji, Iraq. It is one of the largest Forward Operating Bases (FOB) in Iraq. It is approximately 35 kilometers north of Baghdad and thirty kilometers south of Balaad on highway 1 or Route Tampa. During that time I worked on a Military Transition Team (MiTT) with the 9th Division of the Iraqi Army. I was later promoted to First Sergeant and took charge of D Company (Tanks) 1-66 Armor, 1stBrigade, 4th Infantry Division. During both of those assignments I worked very closely with imbedded MiTT Teams and our Iraqi counter parts. I learned that it was a very difficult task duet he cultural differences and trust issues among the Iraqi Army Soldiers.