GROM, officially known as Grupa Reagowania Operacyjno-Manewrowego or the Operational Maneuver Response Group, is Poland‘s premier special forces hammer, swinging hard and fast against the world’s most pressing threats. Established in the early ’90s, right after the Cold War, GROM was Poland’s answer to the evolving global security landscape, taking cues from NATO’s toughest units like the U.S. Navy SEALs and British SAS.

Getting into GROM isn’t for the faint-hearted. It’s a grueling gauntlet where only the strongest and smartest survive. Candidates are put through hellish scenarios designed to break all but the most resilient and sharp-witted warriors. These guys are trained to be masters of chaos, skilled in everything from high-altitude jumps and diving to blowing things up and taking down bad guys in close-quarters combat. They’re not just soldiers; they’re walking arsenals with the brains to match the brawn.

The Pride of Poland

GROM operatives don’t just train and sit around; they’re constantly sharpening their skills, often rubbing shoulders with other elite units across the globe. They’re the guys you call for missions that sound like movie scripts: direct action raids in hostile territory, sneaking behind enemy lines for reconnaissance, taking out terrorist cells, rescuing hostages, and protecting VIPs in the world’s most dangerous spots.