The 1st NAEF & Noetic International Join Forces

Ottawa, Canada (December 17, 2015) - The 1st New Allied Expeditionary Force Launches Campaign to Provide Medical Development Programs to Aid the People of Kurdistan.

The Canadian non-profit and Kurdistan-registered Non-Governmental Organization (The 1st NAEF), assisted by US-based, veteran-owned business consulting firm Noetic International (NI), announces the launch of a multi-phase crowdfunding campaign to support programs that will bring much-needed medical development and humanitarian aid to those living within the administrative area of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), especially in light of their current struggle against Daesh (Islamic State) militants.

The 1st NAEF ( is proud to announce the launch of the first of its crowdfunding campaign efforts on (December 17, 2015).  This initial funding round will focus on the immediate delivery of medical development programs to all people living in the administrative area of the KRG.  While targeted at businesses and organizations with social and cultural missions whose businesses have multiplier effects, this initial round is also open to all individuals and institutions with an interest in relieving suffering and fostering the self-sufficiency of the people of the region.

Ian Bradbury (The 1stNAEF): “Noetic helped bring the perspective to global fundraising development we had been searching for.  When working to develop a new concept, especially one as impactful as ours, having independent advisors to review your conceptual maps and routes and provide knowledgeable advice is truly invaluable. Plutarch said ‘I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.’ We express our gratitude to Noetic for not being a shadow but, in fact, being that true friend who challenges us.”

Noetic International ( is a private company formed to address complex problems in the areas of intelligence, risk assessment, threat mitigation and international business development. Noetic is a network of professionals that assists business leaders in achieving success by using a unique methodology to increasing profits and influencing long-term positive outcomes through collaboration. It is both a woman- and veteran-owned global company.

Johnna Holeman (NI): “We are excited about launching a series of fundraising campaigns to support The 1st New Allied Expeditionary Force. The first phase is specifically developed to address the medical needs and conditions of the Kurds located in Northern Iraq. The training and services will allow the Peshmerga and Kurdish citizens to provide their own emergency medical services and prevent unnecessary death due to a lack of life-saving measures. In addition, the project will seek to promote a global support network that funds the return and stabilization of those refugees who left Iraq to find a safe haven. The world is rapidly changing and we need to recognize the full potential of organizations that create not only economic but also social wealth, and who are able to generate revenue and afford the needed resources to execute humanitarian efforts with an entrepreneur spirit. It is not just about tackling social problems at the community level; it is about mainstream businesses delivering public services with a distinctive focus on quality, service to the community, their employees, and to doing ‘good’ work.”

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