An attorney from Sioux City will be dispatched to work in Iraq for a year. Forde Fairchild, a deputy United States Attorney working in Iowa’s northern district, begins training for the assignment next week.
Fairchild will work in Baghdad, in the “Office of the Rule of Law Coordinator” for the Department of Justice. Three other attorneys from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa have served in Iraq in the past five years.
Two were in reserve units that were called to active duty. The third was Charles Larson, Senior, the former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District. He worked for the Justice Department in the so-called “green zone” in Baghdad from mid-2004 to the spring of ’05.