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Major General PhD Mirosław ROZMUS


Military Gendarmerie Commanding Officer between December 17, 2010 and June 11, 2015.
 
 
"Non dictis, sed factis."

 

He was born on August 25, 1955 in Wrocław. He is a graduate of the Tadeusz Kościuszko Military Academy of Mechanized Infantry in Wrocław (1979), the Military Academy in Brno – the Czech Republic (1991), Mount and Winter Combat School in Mittenwald, Germany (1993-1994), Postgraduate Operational-Strategic Studies at the National Defence Academy in Warsaw (2000) and extramural doctoral studies at the Strategic – Defence Department of the National Defence Academy in Warsaw (2005). Having graduated from the Wrocław Academy, he served in the 5th Armoured Division elements in Gubin, where he commanded a platoon and a recce coy. After completing a higher training in officers development (1984) he took the post of the chief of reconnaissance at 23rd Medium Tanks Regiment in Słubice. After graduating from the Military Academy he served in the 9th Mechanized Division holding the posts of: senior operational officer of the division staff (1991-1992) and the 30th Mechanized Regiment Chief of Staff (1992). In 1993 he was appointed the commander of the 5th Battalion of Podhale Rifles in the 21st Podhale Rifles Brigade in Rzeszów. In 1996 he was rewarded by being posted the Chief of Staff – Deputy Commander of this brigade until 1999. Having completed the operational – strategic studies he became the Brigade Deputy Commander. In 2002 he was appointed the Commanding Officer of the 21st Podhale Rifles Brigade and promoted to Brigadier General in 2004. From July, 2005 to February, 2006 he commanded the 1BCT within Multinational Division Central-South in Iraq. From 2006 he served as Deputy Commander of 11th Armoured Cavalry Division in Żagań. He also held the post of the division commander for a year. On December 17, 2010 he took the position of the Military Gendarmerie commanding officer. In August 2011 he was promoted to Major General.
 
After graduating from the doctoral studies at the National Defence Academy in Warsaw in 2007, he obtained the PhD degree in the speciality of international security.
 
He participated in numerous international exercises aimed at preparing brigade elements for acting abroad, among others within  AFOR in Albania and KFOR in Kosovo as well as within NATO Composite Forces in Norway, for acting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
He was awarded with, among others: Cross of Merit for Bravery, Gold Cross of Merit, Gold Medal of Merit for National Defence, The Meritorious Service Medal – an American medal for the service in Iraq, Cross of Merit (Bulgaria).
 
Major General PhD Mirosław Rozmus is married. He has two daughters. He is interested in international law and history. He practises skiing and mountaineering. He is also very keen on hunting.


 

Brigadier General Marek WITCZAK


Military Gendarmerie Commanding Officer between January 2, 2008 and December 16, 2010.
 
 
"The Military Gendarmerie should fight for the soldiers and not against them."

 

He was born on June 21, 1953 in Gryfice. In 1978 he graduated from the Chemistry and Physics Department of the Military University of Technology. In 1986 he completed the Environmental Sciences Postgraduate Studies at the Military University of Technology and the Operational-Strategic Studies at the National Defence Academy in 1999.


His early military career is connected with chemical forces. Between 1978 and 1982 he commanded the chemical platoon of the 2nd Mechanized Regiment. His later commanding posts concerning the units stated below are as follows: Chemical Defence of the 2nd Mechanized Regiment (1982-1985), the Technical Division of the Warsaw Military District Chemical Forces Command (1985-1987), the Chemical Forces of the 1st Mechanized Division (1987-1992), the Training Division of Warsaw Military District Chemical Forces Command (1992-1995). In 1995 he became the deputy chief of the Warsaw Military District Chemical Forces and the following year he was appointed the chief of this institution and kept his post until 1998. Between 1999 and 2002 he was the Land Forces Commander`s Representative for Classified Information. In 2002 he was appointed the Chief of CBR Weapon Defence at General Staff of PAF. Since 2007 he has held the post of the Minister of Defence`s Disciplinary Proceedings Representative appropriate in relation to officers of brigadier general military rank (rear admiral) or of a higher rank.

In 2010, on behalf of the Military Gendarmerie formation he accepted the “Milito pro Christo” medal for, among others enforcing the military discipline, active participation with other law enforcement bodies in terms of security and public order from Military Ordinariate of Poland. He was also given “Mace” - a prestigious award of the “Polska Zbrojna” weekly magazine.

He is interested in sports, especially tennis and football; he is very keen on non-fiction literature. He is married, he has a daughter and a son.

 


 

Major General Jan ŻUKOWSKI


Military Gendarmerie Commanding Officer between 2006 and January 1, 2008.

 

He was born in Poniatowa (the Lublin Province) in 1960. He completed his secondary education there. In 1983 he graduated from the Higher Radio Engineering Officers` School in Jelenia Góra and in 1990 he obtained a master`s degree in organization and management at the University of Warsaw. In 1995 he completed the Foreign Military Service postgraduate studies at the National Defence University in Rembertów. Between 1985 and 1990 he served in the 1st National  Air Defence Corps and from 1990 in the Military Information Services Inspectorate Office where he held different posts, including the post of the Bureau Director. Between 1996 and 1997 he was assistant commander of the Polish Military Contingent in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In December 2005 he was appointed the Deputy Chief of Military Information Services for Operations. In May 2006 he was appointed the Chief of MIS. On October 3, 2006 he became the Military Gendarmerie Commanding Officer.


He is married and has a grown up daughter. He is interested in fishing and the automotive industry.


Major General Bogusław PACEK


Military Gendarmerie Commanding Officer between 2003 and 2006.
 
"Performing the duties of the Military Gendarmerie Commanding Officer is my lifetime mission. During this time everything else not connected with them I simply put aside."

 

 

He was born on June 17, 1954 in Chlebowo in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province. After graduating from philological studies at the University of Gdańsk he worked there for a year as a philologist. In 1978 he began his military service, starting as a cadet of the Reservists Officers` School and then from 1979 as a regular soldier. He served in the units of  Internal Military Service in Gdańsk and Bydgoszcz holding different posts – from a subunit commander, operational officer, investigation officer to the chief of department. In 1988 he obtained a PhD degree in humanities - specialization in psychology. For a few years he conducted the psychological tests of the Polish Armed Forces officers. While serving he was also a lecturer at the Pomesanians Theology College, the Naval academy and the Pedagogics Institute of the Gdańsk University.


From 1991 he commanded the Military Gendarmerie Section in Gdańsk and from 1996 to 1997 he was the commander of the Military Gendarmerie Branch in Bydgoszcz. Between 1997 and 2003 he commanded the Masovian Branch of Military Gendarmerie in Warsaw. Under his command the Branch in Warsaw  was twice awarded with the title of the leading unit of the armed forces and given the Honorary Medal of the Polish Armed Forces. He completed the operational-tactical training at the National Defence Academy in Warsaw and attended the specialist training in Italy and Canada. He also attended a few trainings in the National Gendarmerie in France.


In August 2003 he became the Military Gendarmerie Commanding Officer. On the Polish Army Day, August 15, 2005 he was promoted to Major General. He is the originator and the creator of  the specialized Units in Warsaw, Mińsk Mazowiecki and Gliwice. It was also then when the operational-intelligence and prophylactic departments were created and the Headquarters became the financial administrator senior level. Due to his efforts the participation of Military Gendarmerie visibly increased. He organised two independent MG deployments: Polish military contingents in Congo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He brought to conclusion the creation of the first NATO multinational Military Police Battalion, in which the Polish Military Gendarmerie holds the leading position. He initiated the process of incorporating MG into European Gendarmerie Forces. While Major General Pacek held the position of the Commanding Officer, the infrastructure of the formation and the level of equipment provision improved greatly. The MG was equipped with Land Rovers, Opel Vivaro vehicles and “Dzik” armoured vehicles. As the scope of duties doubled, the number of MG personnel also increased. 

 


 

Major General Jerzy SŁOWIŃSKI


Military Gendarmerie Commanding Officer between 2000 and 2003.
 
"The Military Gendarmerie finally stopped groping in the dark all the time and it obtained legal regulations as to its operational-intelligence actions, investigative actions and prevention."

 

 

He was born on June 21, 1946 in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski. After graduating from the Mechanized Forces Officers` School in Wrocław he held his first post as the motorized infantry platoon commander in the 42nd Mechanized Battalion of the 11th Armoured Division in Żary. In 1968 he became the motorized infantry company commander in this regiment and from 1971 to 1972 he was the infantry battalion chief of staff. In 1972 he was promoted to captain and for the next eighteen months he commanded the infantry battalion in the 11th Mechanized Regiment of the 4th Mechanized Division in Krosno Odrzańskie. In 1976 after graduating from the Frunze Military Academy in Moscow he became a lecturer of the Operational Art Department at General Staff Academy of the Polish Army. As part of the training (1976-1977) he was the chief of staff-deputy commander initially in the 17th Mechanized Regiment of the 4th Mechanized Division in Międzyrzecze and then in the 8th Tanks Regiment of the 11th Armoured Division in Żagań. From 1997 to 1980 already a major he commanded the 42nd Mechanized Regiment of the 11th Armoured Division in Żary where he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel. For the next two years he held the post of chief of staff-deputy commander of the 11th Armoured Division in Żagań. The regiment commanded by him  was twice awarded with the title of the leading unit of the Silesia Military District. In 1984 after graduating from the General Staff Academy of the USSR Armed Forces he was promoted to colonel and appointed the commander of the 12th Mechanized Division in Szczecin. Under his command the unit was awarded with the title of the leading tactical component of PAF. In 1987 he became the commander of the 1st Warsaw Mechanized Division in Legionowo which was awarded by the Minister of Defence the next year and the commander was promoted to brigadier general. From 1989 to 1992 he held the post of the frontline deputy commander in the Warsaw Military District. Before being appointed the Military Gendarmerie Commanding Officer, between 1995 and 1999 he was a military attache in Egypt. When he commanded the MG, on January 1, 2002, an Act on Military Gendarmerie of August 24, 2001 (Journal of Laws from 2001, no. 123, item 1353) and a number of utory directives connected with the Act took effect, regulating in detail the powers and responsibilities of the formation.

 


 

Brigadier General Alfons KUPIS


Military Gendarmerie Commanding Officer between 1993 and 2000.
 
"1996 marked the moment of most proper placement of Military Gendarmerie within the Polish Armed Forces."

 

 

He was born on July 23, 1940 in Wyszków in the Sieradz District. He started his military service as a cadet of the Artillery Officers` School in Toruń in 1959. He was promoted to second lieutenant in 1962. In the Rocket and Artillery Main Training Centre in Orzysz he became the platoon commander of head battalion. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1965. He commanded the head battery of the training rocket division head battery in the Rocket and Artillery Main Training Centre. He was promoted to captain in 1969. From 1972 to 1976 he was a student of USRR Artillery Military Academy in Leningrad. At that time he was promoted to major. He graduated with the gold medal. He served in the 32nd Operational-Tactical Rockets Brigade in Orzysz as the artillery division commander then as the front-line deputy brigade commander and since 1983 as the brigade commander. The unit under his command was three times awarded by the Minister of Defence as the leading brigade of the Polish Army. In 1978 he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel and in 1983 to colonel.


He is a graduate of Operational-Strategic Postgraduate Studies at the General Staff Academy of the Polish Army. In 1986 he left for the Warsaw Military District Command to hold the post of the commander of Rockets and Artillery Forces and then the Chief of  Rockets and Artillery Forces. He commanded the Provincial Military Staff in Warsaw since 1991. In 1993 he was appointed the MG Commanding Officer. That year he was also promoted to brigadier general. He retired from military service on July 24, 2000.


He was awarded with, among other things, the Officer`s Cross and Knight`s Cross of the Order of Poland Reborn and Gold Cross of Merit. 

 


 

Col Henryk PIĄTKOWSKI


Military Gendarmerie Commanding Officer between 1992 and 1993.
 
"Among the military people there is a popular saying: To achieve the success you need three years: one – for organization, another one – for „deep ploughing” and one more – for harvesting crops. I failed to have this amount of time.”

 

 

He was born on January 18, 1947 in Horodło. He began his studies in Wrocław in the Mechanized Forces Officers`s School in 1966. After the graduation in 1969 he came back to Mińsk Mazowiecki and became the platoon and training company commander in the Internal Military Service Training Centre. Between 1975 and 1978 he studied at the General Staff Academy of the Polish Army in Rembertów near Warsaw. From 1978 to 1992 he held the post of a lecturer and then the post of a senior lecturer of all-military cycle in the Centre in Mińsk Mazowiecki. In the meantime (1982) he began his postgraduate studies in organization and management at General Staff Academy and successfully graduated the following year. When in 1990 the Centre in Mińsk was adapted for the training of gendarmes, lieutenant-colonel Piątkowski was appointed the post of the prevention cycle head of department. Two years later he was appointed the Military Gendarmerie Commanding Officer and promoted to colonel. The following year, dismissed from the post of MG Commanding Officer he became the deputy commander for general matters of the Military School of Medicine in Łódź (1993-2002). He retired from service in 2003.

 


 

Brigadier General Jerzy JAROSZ


Military Gendarmerie Commanding Officer between 1990 and 1992.
 
"My dream was to build the gendarmerie in a prewar manner, perceived as an elite, publicly respected formation."

 

 

He was born on August 18, 1931 in Nagawczyn near Dębica. In September 1949 he became a student of the Infantry Officers` School No. 1. He held his first post as a commander of mortars platoon in the 97th Infantry Regiment in Przemyśl. In 1952 he already became the mortars company commander in the 37th Infantry Regiment of the 7th Infantry Division in Gliwice. In 1957 he graduated from the General Staff Academy of the Polish Army  and since 1960 he commanded an infantry battalion in the 4th Mechanized Regiment of the 9th Mechanized Division in Kielce. Two years later he was promoted to major. After doing the practice in the 10th Airborne Battalion in Oświęcim he was appointed the commander of this very battalion. In 1965 he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel; three years later he became the commander of the 16th Airborne Battalion in Kraków. Between 1968 and 1972 he stayed in Belgium being a military, navy and air forces attache. After coming back to Poland, having already been promoted to colonel, he held the post of the front-line deputy commanding officer of the 6th Airborne Division. In 1973 he became its chief of staff. Later that year he became the commander of the first Polish Special Unit within Provisional Armed Forces of the UN in the Middle East. He was the first Polish officer who was awarded by Secretary-General of the UN with an entry in the Honorary Book of Soldierly Deeds in 1974. Having graduated from The General Staff Academy of USSR Armed Forces he took command of the 1st Warsaw Mechanized Division in Legionowo -  the elite unit, twice awarded for being the leading tactical component of the Polish Army. In 1978 he was promoted to brigadier general; between 1984 and 1989 he held the post of the territorial defence deputy commanding officer of Warsaw Military District. In 1989 he became the commander of Voluntary Labor Corps and after the transformation of Internal Military Service into Military Gendarmerie he was appointed the first Commanding Officer of the new formation. He retired from the military service on January 20, 1992. Brigadier General Jerzy Jarosz was awarded with, among other things, the 2nd Class Order of  Labor Banner, the Officer`s Cross and Knight`s Cross of the Order of Poland Reborn and Gold Cross of Merit. 

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