Dr Jarosław Kraszewski


For 31 years he performed military service in Poland and abroad (participation in Polish Military Contingents missions). He held command and staff positions (twice as a Brigade Commander, as well as the Chief of Missile and Artillery Forces). He also received education at renowned foreign universities (including NATO School, US Army Command and General Staff College, George Marshall Center). As the head of the Missile and Artillery Forces he was the director of the operational program as part of the modernization of the Polish Armed Forces (he introduced into service in the Armed Forces the newest in Europe KRAB howitzer and RAK automatic mortar). He also contributed to the digitalization of artillery command and fire control, including the use of unmanned reconnaissance systems.

On November 16, 2015, he was appointed director of the Department of Armed Forces Command in the Office of National Security. On February 29, 2016, the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda, upon the request of the Minister of National Defense Antoni Macierewicz, appointed him to the rank of brigadier general as of March 1, 2016. As of July 1, 2019, he is not in professional military service.

His research interests include national strategy and security, battlefield robotization and implementation of autonomous systems in military operations. He is a lecturer at the Postgraduate Studies in Defence Policy (ASzWoj).