General Janusz Adamczak has been elected to be the next Director of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS), the Polish president Andrzej Duda announced on social media on Saturday.
“Gen. Janusz Adamczak was elected to one of the most important allied positions - director of the NATO International Military Staff. Great success for Poland and for the General! Congratulations!”, the President wrote on Twitter.
According to the NATO website the International Military Staff “provides strategic and military advice and staff support for the Military Committee, which advises the North Atlantic Council on military aspects of policy, operations and transformation within the Alliance”.
The DGIMS is nominated by the NATO Chiefs of Defence to head the Alliance’s International Military Staff for a term of three years. General Adamczak will take up the position in the summer of 2022 when Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann’s term ends.
Lt Gen Janusz Adamczak has been elected the next Director General of @NATO International Military Staff, one of the leading military positions in the Alliance.— PLinNATO (@PLinNATO) September 18, 2021
Congratulations to Lt Gen Adamczak and we look forward to continuing our good cooperation! pic.twitter.com/1InEpjw59d