Colonel Piotr Malinowski
Multinational Division North East Chief of Staff
Colonel Piotr MALINOWSKI, in almost 30 years of his professional military service, occupied a number of official posts, from Platoon Leader, Reconnaissance Company Commander, Senior Operational Officer, Battalion Commander, Chief of Staff of the Brigade, Brigade Deputy Commander, Senior Specialist in NATO structures and the 17th Mechanized Brigade Commander.
During military service he participated in many exercises and trainings, including ANAKONDA VI - inspection exercise of the 17th Mechanized Brigade and SZAKAL I - command and staff exercise in 2006, BAGRAM I – field training exercise and PAKLICA 07 - staff training in 2007, WILK 08 - command and staff exercise and BORSUK 08 - field training exercise, NAREW 08 and OBRA 08 - both staff trainings in 2008, GRANICA 12 - command and computer-assisted exercise, and BARYCZ 12 - staff training, moreover ANAKONDA 12 and 16 and the international exercise COMMON CHALLENGE-12 and 16
In 1999, 2010 and 2015, Colonel Piotr Malinowski completed additional postgraduate studies at the National Defence Academy in Warsaw, as well as at the Higher School of Business in Gorzów Wielkopolski in the fields related to military management and national security. In addition, he participated in many forms of professional development, both at home and abroad. Among other things, he completed a training course for officers of reconnaissance at the National Defence Academy, a NATO Staff Officers Course in Hague, as well as a Planning Course for NATO Staff Officers at the NATO School in Oberammergau.
Subsequent occupied positions in both the NATO structures and within the Polish Military Contingent contributed to the deepening of foreign language skills by Colonel Malinowski. The officer is fluent in English and knows German on a good level.
Colonel Piotr Malinowski served twice in the Polish Military Contingent in Iraq. In the years 2004-2005 he served outside the country as the Head of the Reconnaissance Division, and in 2007 as the Brigade Deputy Commander. In 2008 he was appointed to the position of a Senior Specialist in the NATO Headquarters ACT SEE in Mons, Belgium, where he served until July 2011 and dealt with the issue of the objectives of the armed forces.
In 2011-2012 he served in the 11th "Lubuska" Armoured Cavalry Division in Żagań as Deputy Chief of Staff of the Division. In 2013, Colonel Piotr Malinowski held the duties of the Head of the Team in the Organizational Group of the General Command of the Armed Forces, and after less than a year, the position of the Head of the State Defence Readiness Division in the Strategy and Defence Planning Department of the Ministry of Defence. In 2014, he was directed to postgraduate studies in defence policy at the National Defence Academy in Warsaw, which he graduated as a top student. After that, he took the position of the 17th Mechanized Brigade Commander on 30th November, 2015. In March 2018, he was appointed to the position of the Multinational Division North East Chief of Staff.
In free time, he increases his physical fitness mainly by training biking. He improves his strategic skills by exploring the historical literature of the country and playing bridge. He is married, has two children.