the Netherlands – Monday 22nd June,
General Jörg Vollmer, visited Poland during his first foreign trip as the
commander of Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS).
General Vollmer travelled to Poland for a
meeting with the Chief of Defence, General Rajmund Andrzejczak, followed by a
meeting with the commander of the Polish Armed Forces Operational Command,
Lieutenant General Tomasz Piotrowski.
Poland is a cornerstone in our defence of North Eastern Europe
During the meeting with General Andrzejczak, General Vollmer articulated JFCBS's role and responsibilities and discussed
Poland's robust contribution to the Northern part of NATO's implementation area
as an important ally.
"Poland is a cornerstone in our
defence of North Eastern Europe", General Vollmer said during the official press
conference, highlighting Poland's commitment in building up their NATO portions,
especially to the NATO Command Structure and the enhanced Forward Presence (eFP).
Poland is playing a key role in JFCBS's
area of responsibility; they not only contribute troops to the Canadian-led
NATO eFP Battle Group in Latvia, but are also
hosting the US-led eFP Battle Group on their own soil. Poland is also
contributing to the NATO Force Structure, hosting the Headquarters of the
Multinational Corps North-East in Szczecin and the Multinational Division in
Elblag. On top of this, they provide the Special Forces Headquarters and the
Chemical Biological Radioactive Nuclear (CBRN) Task Force for the current NATO
Response Force (NRF) 2020 stand-by period.