The head of the National Security Bureau, Jacek Siewiera, made it clear that the appointment of a new general commander and WOT commander should not be expected on November 11.
The head of the National Security Bureau, Jacek Siewiera, said in an interview with PAP that for now, no changes should be expected in the vacant positions of the general commander of the Polish Armed Forces and the commander of the Territorial Defense Forces. The reason for this decision is the expectation of “the appointment of a new parliamentary majority, including the leadership of the Ministry of National Defense.”
So far, President Andrzej Duda has not entrusted anyone with the mission of forming a new government, and details about it are to be announced in the speech that the head of state will deliver on Monday evening.
New commanders of the RSZ and WOT? We have to wait for the decision
In an interview with PAP, Jacek Siewiera said that both commands function without disruptions and the National Security Bureau and the president are giving themselves time to “indicate officers who will be able to perform their functions in a stable and continuous manner in the long run.”
The head of the National Security Bureau also announced that on November 11, promotions will be given primarily to officers who already hold command positions.
Earthquake in the Polish army. Changes before the elections
On October 10, President Andrzej Duda made changes to the highest command positions in the Polish Armed Forces. Lieutenant General Wiesław Kukuła became the new Chief of the General Staff, and Major General Maciej Klisz (previous commander of the Territorial Defense Forces) became the Operational Commander of the Armed Forces. On the day of their appointment, the commanders took up their positions. The changes were a consequence of the resignation of the Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Army, General Rajmund Andrzejczak, and the Operational Commander of the Armed Forces, General Tomasz Piotrowski.
The reason for the resignation of General Rajmund Andrzejczak and General Tomasz Piotrowski was said to be “the accumulation of actions that the officers had not accepted for some time.” According to “Rzeczpospolita”, the role of the Operational Command was marginalized and tasks were directed directly to the General Command of the Armed Forces.