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Strategic Development and Preparation

Major General Piotr A. Blazeusz, Ph.D.

As Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Development and Preparation leads on development of strategic policy, directives and procedures for operations and is responsible for strategic operations and advance planning. He also prepares the NATO Command Structure and declared forces for current and future operations across the full spectrum of mission areas. In addition, he develops education, training, exercise and evaluation direction and guidance.

MG Blazeusz holds a PhD degree in Political Science. His military career began at Poland's Military University of Technology (WAT), where he qualified and was appointed for military studies in the United States. He graduated with honours from-the US Air Force Academy (USAFA).

He started his military career with assignment as an assault platoon commander with the 10-6 Airborne Brigade in Krakow. Afterwards, his assignments included NATO Specialist in the Secretariat of the State Secretary of Defense; Assistant Defense, Military, Navy, and Air Attach√© in the Polish DAO in Washington DC; Senior Specialist at the J-S General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces; Director of the Minister of National Defense Office; Chief of the Command Center at the Operational Command of the Polish Armed Forces; Chief of Training of the 1st Mechanized Division; Commander of the 15th Mech Brigade; Deputy MILREP at the Polish Military Representation to the NATO and EU Military Committees; Director J-S General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces; Chief of Staff of the General Command of the Armed Forces.

From 2011 until 2012, MG Blazeusz was the Commanding General of the Polish Military Contingent in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Task Force White Eagle Xth Rotation Commander in Ghazni Province.

In addition, BG Blazeusz has over 500 parachute jumps and has been awarded Silver Cross of Merit, Military Cross of Merit, The Star of Afghanistan, NATO ISAF Non-article V Medal, US Bronze Star and Afghan Medal for Service in Security and Sovereignty of Afghanistan.

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