Polish General will reform Ukraine’s army on behalf of NATO



2014/10/16 • News

Article by: David Wildstein

NATO has nominated former commander of the National Defence Academy, General Boguslaw Pacek to be an advisor on the reform of Ukraine’s military education system.

On Friday, General Pacek met in Kiev with Ukraine’s First Deputy Minister of Defense Ivan Rusnak.

Boguslaw Pacek directs the work of the DEEP program, which brings together experts from a dozen countries, including USA, Germany, Great Britain, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and several Polish military academies.

The first stage of the DEEP program was implemented from March 2013 in four cities of Ukraine: Lviv, Kharkiv, Sevastopol and Kyiv. 29 out of 34 planned projects were successfully completed. Program participants were lecturers of Ukraine’s military academies.

The deputy head of the Ukrainian Defence and General Pacek agreed on actions under the second phase of the program, including preparation for the reform of the country’s military education system.


Born in 1954, Boguslaw Pacek graduated from elementary school and high school in Rypin, and went on to study philology at the University of Gdansk. After graduating, he worked for a year at his alma mater as a philologist.




During 1978-1979 he underwent training at the Felix Dzerzhinsky School of the Central Reserve Officers Training Centre WSW in Minsk Mazowiecki. In 1979 he was conscripted into professional military service and assigned to the Division of WSW in Gdansk, serving in amongst other areas the duty operations service . In 1985 he moved to the Department of WSW 7 Luzycka Assault Division in Gdansk. Three years later he was appointed deputy head of the Department of WSW 7 Coastal Defence Brigade.

 In 1990, after the Military Internal Service was stripped and the Military Police created, he was appointed deputy commander of the Military Police Department in Gdansk. In the same year he earned his PhD. In 1991 he was appointed commander of the Military Police Department in Gdansk. In 1996 he was nominated for the post of commander of the Military Police Branch in Bydgoszcz. A year later he became the commander of the Military Police Branch of the Capital Garrison in Warsaw , which was renamed Sznajd Francis Military Police Branch Mazowiecki in 2000.

On August 1, 2003 he took the position of Commander in Chief of the Military Police. Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski promoted him to Brigadier General (15 August 2003) and Major General (15 August 2005).

On October 5, 2006 he handed his duties as the Chief of Military Police Brigade over to General Jan Żukowski, and was then transferred to the defence ministry’s reserve. He was later  appointed by Alexander Szczyglo to the position of attorney to supervise the construction of the campus of the University of Defence.

After the change of government in 2008, he was transferred to the Operational Command (OHQ) in Mont Valérien and appointed to the position of Deputy Commander of the EUFOR operation in Chad and the Central African Republic.

In 2009 he earned a postdoctoral degree in military science at the National Defence Academy.His doctoral dissertation was titled Military Police of the Polish Armed Forces in Peacekeeping and Stabilization Missions.

In 2010, he was appointed to the position of Assistant Chief of the General Staff and the Minister of National Defence Counsel.

On August 20, 2012  he was named by the Ministry of National Defence Commandant-Rector of the National Defense Academy in Warsaw-Rembertów.

In June 2014, after reaching the age of 60, he retired, returning to civilian life and stepped down as rector-commander of the Academy of National Defense. He stayed at the Academy of National Defense  as a civilian lecturer at the Department of National Security. He currently is an advisor to the Minister of National Defense.

On June 30, 2014 he received a professorship from Poland’s President.

Translated by: Rafael Szlom
Edited by: Michael Garrood
Source: Kresy24

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  • Milton Devonair

    Outstanding. Introducing a professional military to Ukraine and rid it of the soviet-russian slugs is a truly outstanding idea. Good for Ukraine. Good for the region. Good for the world.

    ” USA, Germany, Great Britain, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and several Polish military academies.”

    lol, why is it that no free countries ever go to russia to train their leaders or military?
    Because russia has always had a trash military. Their only hope of doing anything in the russian military is the rewards they get from raping, kidnapping and looting. It’s who they are.
    It’s all russia ever was and looks like who they will ever be.

    • Dirk Smith

      Without Lend-Lease and Mother Nature, third-world Russia would be a German suburb.

      • Milton Devonair

        Yup. If it weren’t for America bombing the manufacturing and transportation of Germany, that also would have allowed Germany and its many nation allies to send the bolshevik animal hordes back into their caves to freeze to death.
        On the eastern front, whole German and allied armies were stuck with no food, no bullets, no fuel, no nothing. Hundreds of thousands of troops surrendered and that’s not normal. They had nothing left to fight with or flee on or be rescued with.

        When the collapse of the german/axis armies happened on the eastern front and they were fighting their way back to Germany, most of the time they didn’t even have any tanks or heavy guns. Air had long ago vanished.

        So the russians could just fire arty at them and charge in tanks. Nothing special about what happened–it was simple logistics.
        That soviet russia survived their initiated WWII…and even came out stronger…will always be a black mark, a tragic historical error upon the history of mankind.


        Beevor’s book is good and he got a lot of his information before putin and friend sealed up the history books in russia.


        This book’s cover, you see soviets on the tank. That’s what they did as
        they didn’t have to worry about german tanks or anti-tank guns/arty as
        there were none. They’d ride on the tanks and chase down people fleeing
        to germany (germans, russians, ukrainians, etc. all sorts of miltary
        and civilians) and slaughter them.


        A think a lot of these people were SS Nordland and they were fighting against the soviet russians because russia invaded finland in 1939 to start their WWII.

        Good reading out there. Be glad you aren’t stuck in russia. No one wants to be there…..

  • Henri Europe

    these are good news. I am very confident that the new Ukrainian army will in maybe 2 years in an overnight assault seize the territories of the separatist republics with almost no fighting. All these military fanatics scum will leave Ukraine when the conflict is frozen. Then the moment will come for revenge…

  • Paul P. Valtos

    Happy to hear that the Ukrainian/Polish antagonism is over and they can help each other. May they both live a long life and show the Russians how democracies work as opposed to that fabrication of lies and psychopathic delusions they live by.

    • Milton Devonair

      Yup, that’s it Paul—the common enemy of everyone seems to always be russia.

    • Adam Rytwiński

      Because we Poles are just friendly to other nations and we are not the “devils of revenge” :)
      Of course, we remember bad history very well and it is a real pain for our hearts, but we understand, we cannot blame today Ukraine for the past. But on the other hand it would be nice if one day Ukrainians just say sorry to us, for what had happend. It was never done…
      Anyway, we support Ukraine and wish to Ukrainians all the best :)

  • Jacks Channel

    Well educated. Good experience.

  • Mazepa

    Plans for the construction of a NATO air force base near Donetsk were already implemented in 2009. A second base, containing ________, will be based near Kharkiv and _______.
    Smert mockalyam.
    Praviy Cektor