Elbląg, Poland - on 18th April, the Commander of the Allied Joint Force Command General Riccardo Marchiό visited, with the group of officers, the Multinational Division North East Headquarters in Elbląg. Arrived officers were greeted by the Division Commander Brig. Gen. Krzysztof Motacki. During the visit the General Commander of the Armed Forces was represented by Inspector of the Land Forces Brig. Gen. Wojciech Grabowski.
Welcoming the soldiers, Gen. Marchiό thanked those present for their work during the creation of Division Headquarters. As he said - I understand that it’s not an easy period of time. Then I think this is a great result that you already reached and I’m confident that by the end of the year, when you will participate in the certification exercise Anakonda 2018, this success will be completed. Obviously this is not the final point, it’s just the starting point for you, so You will continue the hard work to provide the security in this part of the Alliance territory. He also stressed that - together we’ll do something important, very useful for our Alliance. As I used to say to my people in Brunssum, we have to work together because we are stronger together.
During his visit, Gen. Marchiό was informed about tasks accomplished by the Division Headquarters from the achieving Initial Capability and about the progress of preparations to achieve Full Capability, which is planned at the end of this year.
General Riccardo Marchiό assumed the position of the Allied Joint Operations Command Commander in February this year. It was his first visit to the Multinational Division North East Headquarters.