March 13, 2014

POLSOFCOMM, Gone After… Three Days

It would seem that the Polish MoD has a well thought through strategy in regards to the development of the Armed Forces. Unfortunately I start to doubt that is the case.

Not that long ago, I reported about the changes to Polish Special Operations Forces Command (POLSOFCOMM), which involved a division of responsibilities between the reformed POLSOFCOMM and the SOF Inspectorate. This was part of a general reorganization of the command structure in the Polish Armed Forces and all of our allies had been well aware of this change. Shocking as it may seem, three days after it officially went operational, POLSOFCOMM received an order to be disbanded.

The most surprised of all were the SOF guys themselves, with a good bit of them finding out that they no longer work for POLSOFCOMM from the media. With the initial reorganization, everyone had time to prepare and give our allies a heads up; this time no such liberty was given by the MoD. On January 3, just three days into its work, an order was issued by the MoD to disband the new POLSOFCOMM and establish a Special Operations Centre (SOC) by January 10.

This was to be a severe change compared to the reorganization that occurred just days before. The Command would lose its ability to command the units, set-up strategies, or provide training and logistical support, which were all reasons why POLSOFCOMM was actually created six years ago. Additionally, of the 250 staff, about 100 were to lose their jobs.

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is a Poland-based firearms instructor and security consultant. A proud member of the Tactical Beard Owners Club, Sergei graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University with a BA in Information Science (Social Media and Open-Source Intelligence), and from The Higher Banking School with an MA in Management Psychology (War on Terror as part of Political Marketing in the US after 9/11). Currently leading a quiet life as Polish Army reservist, Sergei's main fields of study include: Psychology in Propaganda, Information Security, Open-Source Intelligence, Information Analysis, Conflicts in the Caucasus.

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  • morenda

    Excellent article. Thanks for the head's up.

  • DL_Fleming

    Excellent article.  It's a shame to see such effort and funding wasted.

  • YankeePapa

    . "...We have met the enemy, and he is us..." . -YP-


    Thx Sergei. I want to add just a one quote: "You can't destroy the polish national-consciousness or Poles on the battlefield, but if you give them power, they will destroy themselves"  - Otto Von Bismarck

  • HonestBroker247

    Total speculation.... but how much (of this) disorganization is being engineered by "agents" within the Polish military? Who stands to benefit?