During his stay in Poland, US Secretary of State John Kerry paid a visit to the Łask Polish Airforce Base on Nov 5, 2013. There he had the chance to inspect the F16 squadron that is stationed at the base but also had a chance to honour one of the best Polish soldiers.
For his service in Afghanistan, LTC Wojciech Bagan of Military Unit 2305, otherwise known as JW GROM, was awarded the US Meritorious Service Medal. During his deployment to Afghanistan, LTC Bagan led a Task Force of selected JW GROM operators known as ISAF SOF TF 49. Under his command, the unit conducted numerous successful operations, including hostage rescue, capture of several Taliban commanders, uncovering a suicide bomb ambulance plot, and neutralization of weapon caches and IED factories. These operations were conducted between March and August of 2011.
JW GROM Commander COL Piotr Gąsał, said: This is also a distinction for the special forces and the Polish Armed Forces as a whole. GROM never works alone, in a sort of vacuum space. GROM operates thanks to the information supplied by officers of the military intelligence service, military counter-intelligence and officers of military reconnaissance.
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Sharp uniform too.
I noticed that, too. On the occasions I worked with Polish LE, they were very gracious in acknowledging the contributions of not only their support staff, but ours as well.
Thank you, Sergei, for another informative article. It's good to see those that work hard being rewarded for their labor. Especially since the post mentioned operations such as hostage rescue, and capture of HVT's. Not to take away from the ceremony celebrating the achievements of LTC Wojciech Bagan, but I think it's good policy for Commander COL Piotr Gąsał to recognize the contributions of others involved.
Gratulacje Wojtek! :-)
Thanks for letting us know Bart. Thank you for your service LTC Bagan, and all Polish Forces.