“Close relations between Poland and the United States are one of the pillars of Poland’s security, but also the security of the North Atlantic Alliance countries on NATO’s eastern flank. These relations are embedded in deep history, and one of the symbols of these relations is the figure of Tadeusz Kościuszko – a hero of two nations: the Polish nation and the American one,” Mariusz Błaszczak, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense, said during the ceremony of naming a distinguished name for the U.S. V Corps Forward Division Command in Poland.
On Saturday, July 30, 2022, the head of the Ministry of Defense participated in Poznan in the conferring of the distinctive name “CAMP KOŚCIUSZKO” on the US Army’s V Corps command in Poland.
Also present at the ceremony was the commander of the US Army Europe and Africa, General Darryl A. Williams and the commander of the V. Corps of the US Army Lieutenant General John S. Kolasheski.
Welcome to…Camp Kościuszko. The first permanent U.S. installation on @NATO’s eastern flank.#Poland #StrongerTogether #WeAreNATO @IMCOMEurope @USArmyEURAF @EUCOM @USArmy @NATO pic.twitter.com/19FFsWJn4k
— V Corps (@VCorps) July 30, 2022
That Command of the US Army’s V Corps in Poland, based in Poznan, is the only structure of this level of command deployed in Europe. Its main task is to coordinate the activities and supervision of U.S. ground forces in Europe, operational planning, and cooperation and synchronization of U.S. forces with the militaries of other NATO countries. The command plays a key role in integrating U.S. troops deployed in Poland and synchronizing their interaction with Polish armed forces. This realistically increases the interoperability of Polish and American troops.
At the end of his speech, Deputy Prime Minister Blaszczak thanked the commander of the US Army Europe and Africa, General Darryl A. Williams and the commander of the V. Corps of the US Army Lieutenant General John S. Kolasheski for the presence of American soldiers on Polish soil.