President Bronislaw Komorowski on Tuesday nominated General Miroslaw Rozanski to Poland's new armed forces general commander. Rozanski will take over his function on June 30.
President Komorowski said during a ceremony that the change takes place at a special time, time of concern-raising developments in the east and steps aimed at the strengthening of NATO's eastern flank.
The president stressed the need for the training of the Polish army, an element of the Alliance's eastern flank, so that it is ready to cope with all situations.
Rozanski's nomination is connected with the retirement of current Armed Forces General Commander Lech Majewski, who will attain the prescribed retirement age of 63 on June 30.
President Komorowski thanked the outgoing general commander for his role in the implementation of Polish Army's commanding system reform which introduced the post of commander general.
Addressing General Rozanski, Komorowski, the supreme commander of the Polish Armed Forces, wished the new commander that he strengthens the new solutions and the entire Polish army while taking advantage of earlier-taken decisions linked with army modernisation.
In tune with the new command system, in force since 2014, the General Command of the Armed Forces is one of the two main commands. Under its command is 85 percent of the ca. 100-thousand-strong army. (PAP)