President Duda hands general-rank nominations to nine officers
Polish President Andrzej Duda handed general-rank nominations to nine officers during a ceremony held at the presidential palace on Tuesday.
Lieutenant General Rajmund Andrzejczak, Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces and Lieutenant General Jaroslaw Mika, General Commander of Polish Armed Forces, were advanced to the rank of general.
Brigadier Generals, Robert Glab, Jacek Pszczola and Dariusz Ryczkowski were elevated to the rank of major general.
Four Colonels of the Polish Armed Forces, Slawomir Dudczak, Dariusz Krzywdzinski, Wojciech Ozga and Artur Pikon were advanced to the rank of brigadier general.
President Duda addressing those gathered stressed that "great tasks" lay ahead. Noting that the Polish Armed Forces are going through a modernisation process, the president stressed that soldiers should be supplied with the best possible equipment "allowing to properly defend Poland's borders in case anyone would want to raise their hand against the security of Poles and our country."