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Chief of Staff

Brigadier General Bogdan Rycerski

The Chief of Staff directs, coordinates and supervises the staff activities on behalf of the Commander. He also transmits policies, plans and decisions of the Commander and his Deputy to the staff. Among other vital areas of responsibilities, the Chief of Staff is to keep the Commander and Deputy Commander informed about all important matters within their own command as well as in superior and adjacent NATO and national command areas.

Military career:

  • 2021 – Chief of Staff, Multinational Corps Northeast, Szczecin
  • 2020 - 2021 – Commander, 15th Mechanized Brigade, Gizycko (POL)
  • 2017 - 2020 – Deputy Commander, 15th Mechanized Brigade, Gizycko (POL)
  • 2011 - 2017 – Commander of Tank Battalion, then Brigade Chief of Staff, 10th Armored Cavalry Brigade, Swietoszow (POL)
  • 2010 - 2011 – Commander of Tank Battalion, 34th Armored Cavalry Brigade, Zagan (POL)
  • 2004 - 2010 – Tank Battalion DCOM, then Brigade OPS Section Chief, 10th Armored Cavalry Brigade, Swietoszow (POL)
  • 2000 - 2002 – Tank Company Commander, 15th Mechanized Brigade, Gizycko (POL)
  • 1995 - 2000 – Tank Company Commander, 4th Armored Cavalry Brigade, Orzysz (POL)
  • 1995 – Platoon Leader, 4th Armored Cavalry Brigade, Orzysz (POL)

Education:

  • 2002 - 2004 – Management and Command studies at the National Defense Academy - master's degree
  • 2008 – Battalion Commander Course at the National Defense Academy
  • 2015 - 2016 – Senior level Operational-Strategic Course at the National Defense Academy - post graduated diploma
  • 2020 – Defense Policy at the War Studies University

Decorations

  • Military Cross of Merit with Swords
  • Star of Iraq
  • Star of Afghanistan (x2)
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • NATO Medal of ISAF
  • MND CS Iraq Medal
  • Gold Medal for Merit for the Defence of the Country
  • Pro Patria Medal

Promotions

  • 2020 Brigadier General
  • 2017 Colonel
  • 2010 Lieutenant Colonel
  • 2004 Major
  • 2003 Captain
  • 1999 1st Lieutenant
  • 1995 2nd Lieutenant

Service in contingents / EU

  • 2013 - 2014 – Contingent DCOM - COS at the 14th rotation of PMC to Afghanistan
  • 2010 - 2011 – DCOS OPS at the 8th rotation of PMC to Afghanistan
  • 2007 – Chief of INFOOPS MND-CS at the 8th rotation of PMC to lraq

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Poland

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