LTG von Sandrart (COM MNCNE) and LTC Broyles (COM NATO eFP Battlegroup Poland) in Bemowo Piskie, Poland, 25 January 2022 / Photo by SGT Bartek Grądkowski
On the second day of his field visit, LTG von Sandrart toured the Polish Army's 15th Mechanized Brigade and NATO eFP Battlegroup Poland. As emphasized by the MNC NE Commander, their seamless integration enhances Multinational Corps Northeast's readiness for no-notice contingencies and demonstrates the Alliance's interoperability. "You are highly capable, flexible and ready to respond to a range of threats," stated the General.
While in Giżycko and Bemowo Piskie, LTG von Sandrart met with the Brigade Commander, COL Piotr Fajkowski and the eFP Battlegroup Commander, LTC Craig Broyles of the U.S. 3-161 Infantry Dark Rifles Battalion, 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Washington Army National Guard. They discussed the formations' structure, capabilities as well as their training and exercise system.
The General summarized his tour by saying: "Inspiring mission conduct and tremendous spirit! Five years of NATO's eFP have proven that our men and women from over 20
Allies, deployed to serve and train together in the Baltic region,
represent a strong expression of NATO's unity, solidarity and