Col. Jarosław MOKRZYCKI started his studies at Mechanized Infantry Officer School in Wrocław in 1989. After graduation in 1993 he was directed to 21. Mountain Infantry Brigade based in Rzeszów where he served as mountain infantry platoon leader. In 1995-1996 as an operational officer he served in the Golan Heights in the UNDOF mission. On his return he was appointed training company commander in Rzeszów.
In 2002 he graduated from three-year studies at National Defence University of Warsaw after which he was assigned to Land Forces Command as a specialist – initially in the Command Training Branch and then in the Land Force Commander’s Secretariate
In 2005-2006 he studied at Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk (USA). On his return to the country he was appointed Head of the Allied Commitments Planning Branch in the Planning Division, Land Force Command. In 2007-2008 he served in Iraq during the 9th rotation of the Polish Military Contingent as Deputy Chief of Staff in Multinational Division Central-South. On his return he was assigned as Head of the Land Force Commander’s Secretariat and in 2010-2013 he was Head of International Co-operation Division.
In January 2014 Col. Jarosław Mokrzycki assumed the post of Deputy Commander of 21. Mountain Infantry Brigade in Rzeszów which he held until October 2017, in the last year serving as acting Commander. After that he was transferred to the West Division of the Department of Military Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Defence. On July 2nd, 2018, by the decision of the Minister of National Defence he took up a position of Director of Doctrine and Training Centre of the Polish Armed Forces in Bydgoszcz.
Apart from the above-mentioned studies Col. Jarosław Mokrzycki is also a graduate of postgraduate studies at War Studies University and Kozminski University. He speaks English and Russian. His hobbies include safety engineering, information technology, literature and mountain sports. He is married with one son.
Cezary Bazak was born in 1966. In 1985 he entered the Mechanized Infantry Officers School in Wrocław which he graduated from in 1989. After graduation he was appointed a platoon leader in 5th Reconnaissance Battalion of 5th Mechanized Division in Gubin. In 1993 he completed an English language course in Canada after which he was assigned as a reconnaissance officer-translator at the 5th Mechanized Division’s command staff.
In 1995-1997 he studied at National Defence University in Warsaw. After graduation he assumed the post of HQ Battalion Commander in 10th Armored Cavalry Brigade in Świętoszów where he served up to 1999. In 1999-2000 he was Chief Operations Officer of the Polish battalion (POLBATT) on the Golan Heights (UNDOF). On his return to the country he served as Chief of S3 in 10th Armored Cavalry Brigade.
In 2002-2005 he was a senior liaison officer of the Land Forces in 7th Armored Division in Germany. In 2005 he was assigned to the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces where, until 2007, he served as a specialist in the Command and Communications Department P6 and in 2007-2010 as a senior specialist in the Training Department P7.
In May 2010 he was directed to Doctrine and Training Centre in Bydgoszcz where he took up the position of Deputy Head of Branch and in January 2012 he was appointed Head of Land Forces Doctrine Branch. In December 2019 he assumed the post of Deputy Director – Head of Doctrine Division.
In the meantime Col. Cezary Bazak completed postgraduate studies in crisis management as well as numerous courses - including a course for CFE (Conventional Armed Forces in Europe) inspectors. For years, he has been a permanent national representative to the NATO Military Committee Joint Standardization Board and a member of Allied Operational Doctrines working group.
Col. Cezary Bazak is interested in sports, mostly triathlon. He actively practices long-distance running, swimming and cycling.