President expects work on army command reform draft to end quickly
President Andrzej Duda expects quick end to work on a draft plan of reforming the army command and management system, the National Security Bureau (BBN) wrote on Thursday.
The reform is a joint postulate of President Duda and the current government, BBN stressed in its press release sent to PAP. According to the Bureau, the President's intention is that the "changes be implemented within the framework of a rational coordination process".
The BBN recalled that the President presented his recommendations to this effect during the April 12 meeting with top level Defence Ministry and Polish Armed Forces reps. They also have been discussed during President-initiated BBN-MoD consultations. In their course, the BBN presented its own proposals of changes. At the end of June, BBN sent its remarks to the MoD-prepared draft law, the National Security Bureau stressed.
It also announced that by August 10, Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz presented to the President 14 motions concerning the promotion of officers to the first general rank and to higher general ranks. The BBN recalled that the President decided to put off his decision on the promotions in connection with ongoing work on the reform of the command and management of the Polish Armed Forces.
In tune with the Polish Constitution, the President is the supreme commander of the Polish Armed Forces.