| Mirosław Różański was born on 1st December 1962 in Głogòw, Dolnośląskie voivodship, Poland.
He graduated from the Mechanized Infantry Military College, Wrocław (1986) with distinction. In 1989 he graduated from s Advanced Officers Course (for 1LT/CPT), the so called “Field Academy”, in the branch for battalion commanders. In 1992 – 1993 he studied at the National Defense Academy in Rembertow. At the same Academy he completed the tactical – operational course in 1998. In 2000 he graduated from Defense Policy Study with a paper titled “Professional Armed Forces as the key national security element”. In 2011 he received the PhD in the area of the public services management.
He started his professional military career as the platoon leader in the 42nd Mechanized Regiment in Żary. In 1987 he was appointed as a training company commander where the commanding staff of the Silesian Military District was prepared. In 1989 he became a mechanized company commander with which he took part in the “Friendship 1989” military exercise observed for the first time by NATO representatives. In 1990 he was appointed as the deputy training battalion commander which he co-organized. Next, he was the 2nd battalion commander in the 42nd Mechanized Regiment. In the meantime the combat readiness of the battalion was checked by the Polish Armed Forces General Staff before the Armed Forces Inspection. After graduation from the National Defense Academy he was assigned as the senior ops officer in the 42nd Mechanized Regiment HQ. In 1994 he was directed to practice in the Combat Readiness Department of the Silesian Military District. After that he was appointed as a Chief Training Officer of the 34th Armored Cavalry Brigade in Żagań. In 1996 he was moved to the position of the Chief of Staff of the same Brigade. In 1999 he became the commander of the 17th Wielkopolska Mechanized Brigade in Międzyrzecz. In 2003 he started his service as the Chief of Staff of the 11th Armored Cavalry Division in Żagań. After the brigade general’s promotion in 2005 he again took over the command over the 17th Mechanized Brigade. At this time he initiated many system changes in the areas of both the military service and training. He originated and implemented a new training model of snipers in the Army. He implemented APC Rosomak, created the first fully professional infantry battalion, which took part in the first and second tours of duty in Irak. In 2007, as the Brigade Combat Team commanding officer (BCT CO) together with soldiers from the 17th MB, he participated in the 8th tour of Polish Troops in Irak. Deployed in Al-Kut, the BCT together with Iraqi security forces as well as coalition forces conducted a few operations against rebels and humanitarian actions in Wasit province. In 2008 he was appointed as the Deputy Chief of the Strategic Planning J-5 within the Polish Armed Forces General Staff. In August 2009 he took the command over the the11th Armored Cavalry Division and was promoted to the rank of Major General. EU Battle Group created in 2010, with the 17th MB and other division’s units as framework ones, was the first combat unit declared to EU Forces by Poland. In 2010 – 2011 the “Black” division organized and directed to Afghanistan subsequently the 8th and 9th tours of Polish Military Contingent. Almost 3000 troops served within ISAF mission. In 2012 – 2013 he led the Strategy and Defense Planning Department of the MoD, taking part in activities of inter-disciplined Coordination Board at the Ministry of Regional Development. He was the MoD proxy for the reform of the Armed Forces command, control and management system. The Department led by him disseminated the Strategy for the National Security System Development, approved by the Cabinet. He led the activities to elaborate changes to the Act about the MoD, which were voted by the parliament and signed by the President of the Republic of Poland on 22 July 2013. He commanded the Organizational Group of the Armed Forces General Command creating conditions to set up the new command structure since January 2014.
Since February 2014 he was the Adviser – Coordinator to the Vice MoD. In July he was appointed as the Commander of the Armed Forces General Command having almost 86 000 subordinates in the Army, Navy, Air Forces and Special Forces.
In 2016 he conducted the practical part of the biggest, since 1989, exercise ANAKONDA, in which over 30 000 troops from 25 countries took part. He prepared the support of the NATO summit in Warsaw and Pope Francis visit at the World Youth Days in Brzegi.
Awarded with Polonia Restituta (5th class – second highest ranking Polish civilian decoration), Military cross of merit with swords, Bronze cross of merit, Gold Medal for merits in countries defense, Gold Medal – Armed Forces in homeland’s service, Star of Iraq, MND CS Medal. Serving in Iraq he was decorated with the Salvadorian Medal of merits. Being the brigade commander, his unit was awarded with the Sign of honor three times in 2006, 2007 and 2008. In 2008, the President of the Republic Of Poland presented him with the National Flag. In the same year he was awarded with the “Buzdygan” (presented to distinctive personalities in the area connected with defense).
Military Service record:
✪ 1986-87 Platoon leader
✪ 1987-90 Company commander
✪ 1990-91 Chief of staff of the battalion
✪ 1991-92 Battalion commander
✪ 1993-94 Senior ops officer of the regiment
✪ 1994-95 Staff training in the Silesian Military District Combat Training Department
✪ 1995-96 Chief of training of the brigade
✪ 1996-99 Chief of staff of the brigade
✪ 1996-1999 – szef sztabu w 34 Brygadzie Kawalerii Pancernej w Żaganiu
✪ 1999-03 Brigade commander
✪ 2003-05 Chief of staff of the division
✪ 2005-08 Brigade commander
✪ 2007 – dowódca Brygadowej Grupy Bojowej w ramach VIII zmiany PKW Irak
✪ 2007 BCT CO in Iraq
✪ 2008-09 Deputy Chief – Strategic Plans J-5
✪ 2009-11 Division Commander
✪ 2012-13 Strategy & Defense Planning Department Director
✪ 2013-14 Commander – Task Group (an entity established to upgrade the C2 system within Polish Armed Forces and reorganize separate Services Commands into a joint organization)
✪ 2014-15 Adviser-Coordinator (MA to Vice-MOD)
✪ 2015-17 General Commander of the Polish Armed Forces
| Adam DUDA was born in 1967 on December, 9th in Żary, Lubuskie voivodship, Poland.
In 1986 he started simultaneous studies in the Higher Officer’s School of Quartermasters Services and the Economic Academy in Poznań, which he graduated from in 1990 and became a first lieutenant with a master’s degree in economics.
In 1990, he started his professional military career as the Chief of Supply in the 42nd Mechanized Regiment in Żary, and next, after reorganization of the Regiment into the 11th Mechanized Brigade, he worked on other positions in the logistics branch, achieving the position of the Chief of Logistic.
When the 11th Brigade was terminated in 2001, he was assigned as the Chief of Logistics Planning Department in the11th Armored Cavalry Division HQ in Żagań and thereafter, the G-4 Chief of the Division HQ.
In December 2006 according to the Decision of the Ministry of National Defense, he was appointed to the position of the Chief of Staff of the 11th Lubuska Armored Cavalry Division. In 2007 he was directed to serve in the Polish Military Contingent in Iraq.
He served as the Chief of Staff of the Division until June 2011 when he was sent to the Postgraduate Studies in Defense Policy at the National Defense University in Washington, USA. After graduation he was appointed as the 1st deputy of the Armament Inspectorate Chief.
He has been systematically progressing his qualifications during the military service. He completed the postgraduate studies in the field of business law at the University of Wrocław (1995) and the PhD studies at the University of Szczecin (2001), where he graduated with a PhD in economics. In 2004 he was licensed as an internal auditor assigned by the Minister of Finance. Moreover he participated in many courses and trainings in the areas of public bidding, audit and management control.
In 2015 – 2016 he served as the Chief of the Armament Inspectorate of the Ministry of Defense (MoD). He quit the Armed Forces in February 2017.
| Wojciech Dąbrowski was born on the 8th of November 1966 in Warsaw. Economist, in 2014 – 2015 he was the President of the Board of the Polish Armament Group Company, in 2008 – 2014 the President of the Board of the Industry Development Agency Company. He was the President of the Investment Funds Company as well.
In 1993 – 2006 he was the state’s clerk in the State’s Treasury Ministry (since 1998 the director responsible for the defense branch). A member of many supervising boards, like Military Assets Agency, Military Accommodation Agency, Common Insurance Company, among others. He successfully elaborated and implemented many aviation, defense and naval projects. When he led the Industry Development Company, special economic zones managed to attract many foreign investors. He efficiently implemented important restructuring projects, like a sell of the control packages of shares of the helicopter manufacturer WSK Swidnik Company, engines manufacturer WSK Rzeszow Company, including the companies in the global defense industry supply chain.
He was the leader of the inter-disciplinary board, created by the Prime Minister Donald Tusk, to restructure Stalowa Wola Mill. He has also been involved in big restructure projects concerning employment in different industry branches and Poland’s regions.