Elbląg, Poland - on 1st February, in the presence of the General Commander’s representative, Chief of Air and Missile Defence Directorate Brig. Gen. Stefan Mordacz, Vice-governor of Warmian and Mazurian Province Sławomir Sadowski, Elbląg President Witold Wróblewski, Bishop of Elbląg Jacek Jezierski and the Commander of the Multinational Division North East Brig. Gen. Krzysztof Motacki, the Command Support Regiment was officially welcomed in Elbląg. The ceremony was also attended by representatives of uniformed services of the Elbląg Garrison and youth of uniformed classes from the Technical and IT Schools Complex in Elbląg, the High School Complex in Skórcz and the Complex of Economics and Technical Schools in Pasłęk.
The commander of the Multinational Division North East took part in the ceremony in the company of a delegation composed of division soldiers. Facta non verba - actions not words - this is our motto. Today, one of these very significant deeds becomes a reality. - emphasized Gen. Motacki during his speech. It will not be an easy year, but I am convinced that there are no such difficult tasks that the regiment would not be able to do - he added.We are a new unit, but we have a team of people who gained experience in the 16th Headquarters Battalion, during exercises in the country and abroad. 16th Battalion is the foundation that is the basis for further action, which purpose is achieving full readiness to allow carrying out the tasks of the Multinational Division North East Headquarters - said the acting commander of the regiment, Lt. Col. Piotr Cieślak.
The NATO summit, held in 2016 in Warsaw, decided to create a enhanced Forward Presence, whose task is to increase the defence and deterrence potential of NATO on the North Atlantic Alliance eastern flank. Its main strength is the four multinational battalion sized battlegroups deployed in Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland. To coordinate the battlegroups activities, the Multinational Division North East was established. The unit that will allow carrying out the tasks of the Multinational Division North East Headquarters is a Multinational Division North East Headquarters Command Support Regiment.