For those who are not familiar with Polish Special Operations Forces structure, Polish Special Forces Command (Dowództwo Wojsk Specjalnych aka DWS) has control of the following units:
- Special Commando Unit (aka JW Komandosów) counterpart of US Army Special Forces
- Military Unit GROM (aka JW GROM) most famous, counterpart of mix CAG & SEAL Team SIX
- Military Unit Formoza (aka JW Formoza) counterpart of Navy SEAL
- Military Unit Nil (aka JW Nil) command and support unit
So if you will compare it to US SOCOM, there are two components still missing – 160th SOAR and 75th Rangers. The AGAT (aka JW AGAT) were created and followed the example of 75th Rangers Regiment.
Pictures – up: tab for combat uniform; down – tab for full dress
SOFREP was invited for the 1st Anniversary of the JW AGAT. On 5th July 2012 the Unit received the Standard. According to “The Law from February 19th 1993 about tokens in Polish Armed Forces” standard is a token of military unit. Each soldier’s duty is to defend and guard it. When standard is lost due weak combat spirit the unit has to be disbanded. So to receive the standard is great honor for the unit but also a great responsibility.