I spoke with a manager for SERCO and found out you need at least 2 years of civilian experience for Baghdad... and the Iraqi contract states no prior military will be accepted.You can apply for ATC jobs in Baghdad through the SERCO Middle East website and the Flight Global site.
I have almost 8 years of experience with a deployment to Balad where I was Baghdad approach rated as well as Balad Center before it was handed over to Baghdad Center. I was told no because I have no civilian experience... is that not the case?Most controllers here have at least 10 years of experience. The ex-FAAers are all retired. As for no military - There are plenty of ex Military. Both US Military, and Military from EU countries.