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Operational structure of the Polish Land Forces

Armed Forces General CommandEdit

The Inspector Land Forces, a two-star, major-general equivalent, reports to Commander, Armed Forces General Command, a three-star, general broni.

Separately and without seemingly any responsibility to the Inspector Land Forces, the divisions of the Polish Land Forces also report, separately, to the Commander, Armed Forces General Command.

11th Armoured Cavalry DivisionEdit

 
11th Armoured Cavalry Division Structure (click image to enlarge)
 
10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade Leopard 2A4 on maneuver
 
Hibneryt anti-aircraft system
 
DANA 152mm self-propelled howitzer

12th Mechanised DivisionEdit

 
12th Mechanised Division Structure (click image to enlarge)
 
7th Coastal Defense Brigade BWP-1 on maneuver
 
12th Mechanised Brigade with KTO Rosomak on winter maneuver

16th Mechanised DivisionEdit

 
16th Mechanised Division Structure (click image to enlarge)
 
20th Mechanised Brigade troops on parade

18th Mechanised DivisionEdit

 
18th Mechanised Division Structure (click image to enlarge)
 
2S1 Gvozdika artillery of 1st Armoured Brigade
 
21st Podhale Rifles brigade on maneuver

In September 2019 the 19th Mechanized Brigade will be activated in Lublin and join the division.[2]

1st Army Aviation BrigadeEdit

6th Airborne BrigadeEdit

 
Separate brigades structure (click image to enlarge)

25th Air Cavalry BrigadeEdit

  • 25th Air Cavalry Brigade "Prince Józef Poniatowski" in Tomaszów Mazowiecki
    • 25th Command Battalion in Tomaszów Mazowiecki
    • 1st Light Cavalry Battalion in Leźnica Wielka
    • 7th Uhlan Battalion in Tomaszów Mazowiecki
    • 1st Aviation Group in Leźnica Wielka
      • 1st Squadron with 16x Mi-8T transport helicopters
      • 2nd Squadron with 16x Mi-17-1V transport helicopters
    • 7th Aviation Group in Nowy Glinnik
      • 1st Squadron with 12x PZL W-3WA Sokół armed transport helicopters
      • 2nd Squadron with 12x PZL W-3WA Sokół armed transport helicopters
    • Air Medical Evacuation Unit in Nowy Glinnik with 2x PZL W-3WA AE Sokół and 2x Mi-17AE medical evacuation helicopters
    • 25th Logistic Battalion in Tomaszów Mazowiecki

Directly reporting regimentsEdit

Units and Formations attached to the Land ForcesEdit

Armed Forces Support InspectorateEdit

  • 1st Pomeranian Logistic Brigade "Casimir the Great" in Bydgoszcz
    • 1st Command and Security Battalion in Bydgoszcz
    • 1st Storage Battalion in Olsztyn
    • 1st Logistic Battalion in Bydgoszcz
    • 2nd Logistic Battalion in Bydgoszcz
    • 3rd Logistic Battalion in Glewice
    • 8th Maintenance Battalion in Kołobrzeg
    • 11th Equipment Evacuation Battalion in Czarne
    • 16th Maintenance Battalion in Elbląg
    • 52nd Maintenance Battalion in Czarne
    • 112th Maintenance Battalion in Giżycko
  • 10th Opole Logistic Brigade "Col. Piotr Wysocki" in Opole
    • 10th Command and Security Battalion in Opole
    • 10th Storage Battalion in Opole
    • 1st Logistic Battalion in Opole
    • 2nd Logistic Battalion in Opole
    • 11th Maintenance Battalion in Żagań
    • 55th Maintenance Battalion in Opole
    • 82nd Equipment Evacuation Battalion in Oleśnica
    • 91st Logistic Battalion in Komprachcice
    • National Support Component Headquarter in Opole
    • Medical Battalion in Opole

Military Health Service DepartmentEdit

Selected Land Forces elements, Armed Forces Operational CommandEdit

Multinational Corps North-EastEdit

  • Multinational Corps Northeast (MNC NE) in Szczecin, Polish Element
    • MNC NE Support Brigade in Stargard
      • Brigade Command Company in Stargard
      • 100th Signal Battalion in Wałcz
      • 104th Support Battalion in Wałcz
      • Force Protection Company in Szczecin (will expand to 102nd Force Protection Battalion in case of war)
      • Polish National Support Element in Szczecin

Lithuanian–Polish–Ukrainian BrigadeEdit

Independent units and formationsEdit

9th Command Support Brigade of the Armed Forces General CommandEdit

The brigade is made up mostly of Land Forces personnel, but it is independent from the LF.

Warsaw Garrison CommandEdit

The command is made up mostly of Land Forces personnel, but it is an independent formation.

Geographic distributionEdit

 
 
Warsaw
 
1 Aviation
 
6 Airborne
 
21 Podhale Rifles
 
25 Air Cavalry
 
16 Mech. Div.
 
1 Armored
 
9 Armored
 
15 Mech.
 
20 Mech.
 
11 Art. Rgt.
 
15 Air-Def. Rgt.
 
12 Mech. Div.
 
2 Mech.
 
7 Coastal
 
12 Mech.
5 Engineer Rgt.
 
5 Art. Rgt.
 
8 Air-Def. Rgt.
 
11 Armored Div.
 
10 Armored
 
17 Mech
 
34 Armored
 
23 Art. Rgt.
 
4 Air-Def. Rgt.
 
2 Recon Rgt.
 
9 Recon Rgt.
 
18 Recon Rgt.
 
1 Combat Eng.
 
2 Combat Eng.
 
2 Engineer Rgt.
 
 
4 CBRN-Def.
 
5 CBRN-Def.
 
18 Mech. Div.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Minister Blaszczak decided to create a new division". Polish Ministry of Defense. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. ^ "The 19th Mechanized Brigade will be raised in garrisons in Lublin, Chełm and Zamość". Lublin City Government. Retrieved 22 March 2019.