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An important position for a Pole in NATO.  They chose him in a secret ballot

An important position for a Pole in NATO. They chose him in a secret ballot

An important position for a Pole in NATO.  They chose him in a secret ballot

Representatives of 32 member states of the Alliance participated in the secret vote. In addition to the Polish military officer, generals from the Netherlands, France and Italy also took part in the competition for the head of an important NATO agency.

The General Staff of the Polish Army announced that Brigadier General Krzysztof Kociuba was selected by the Alliance Military Committee for the position of Chief of Staff of the NATO Communications and Information Technology Agency (NCI Agency – NCIA).

Polish general elected in a secret ballot

Representatives of 32 Alliance member states participated in the secret vote. In addition to the Polish general, generals from the Netherlands, France and Italy also took part in the competition. The three-year term of office of General Krzysztof Kociuba will begin in March 2025. He will be the first Polish general in this position.

Brig. Gen. Krzysztof Kociuba. Who is the Polish military man?

Brig. Gen. Krzysztof Kociuba is a graduate of, among others, Higher Officer School of Signal Forces in Zegrze. He also graduated from the School of National Security and Resource Strategy. Eisenhower at the United States National Defense University. “He served in various positions related to communications and IT, including at the Command of the Support Brigade of the Multinational Northeastern Corps and the Command of the Multinational Corps Northeast,” we read.

He also served a mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Afghanistan. Then he was appointed deputy head of the Command and Communication Support Directorate at the General Command of the Armed Forces. “In 2021, he took up the position of Coordinator Counselor at the National Cyberspace Security Center, where on March 1, 2021, he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general. After winning the competition at the NATO Command, since 2021 he has been serving as NATO’s deputy director for communications and IT in Brussels ” – says the Polish Army.

NATO Communications and Information Technology Agency. What is this?

The NATO Agency for Communications and Information Technology was established on July 1, 2012 and currently employs 3,000 people. military and civilian employees at 34 locations in Europe and North America. “The Agency provides advanced command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technology to support Alliance decision-makers and missions. It also provides IT support to allies, NATO Headquarters, the NATO Command Structure and other Alliance forces, structures and agencies “- we read on the website of the Polish army.

Source: Gazeta

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