Visit by Major General Piotr Malinowski, the Commander of the Joint Warfare Centre

On 28th February, the Commander of the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC), Major General Piotr Malinowski, paid a visit to the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL). MG Malinowski assumed duties as the tenth Commander of the NATO Joint Warfare Centre on October 8, 2021.

The high-level officer and his delegation were welcomed by the Commandant, Brigadier General Ilmar Tamm, Deputy Commandant/ Chief of Staff, Colonel Dietmar Hartung, Dean of the College, Rd. Zdzislaw Sliwa (COL (ret.) ), Director of the Department of Military Studies, Colonel Dzintars Roga, and College Sergeant Major and Director of the Command Senior Enlisted Leaders’ Course (CSELC), SGM Peeter Einbaum.  

The visit started with a briefing session where MG Malinowski received a general overview of the College's historical background, mission, and tasks and learned about the various courses and academic activities conducted at the BALTDEFCOL. The follow-on discussion focused on recognising cooperation opportunities between the two organisations. It was acknowledged that the cooperation has been beneficial so far and that further options exist to support each other within specific areas of expertise. MG Malinowski appreciated the achievement of the NATO Accredited Education and Training Facility status by the College.  

It was followed by a visit to the Estonian Military Academy Simulation Centre, where the students of the Joint Command and General Staff Course (JCGSC) participated in an exercise within the Module 7 Allied Joint Operations framework. MG Malinowski was briefed about the military education within the course and the specificity of the Students Top Exercise developed by the Department of Military Studies’ faculty. During the visit, he had an opportunity to listen to a brief in one of the syndicates and to address students.  


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