U.S. EMBASSY WARSAW, Poland – Gen. Richard D. Clarke, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, visited multiple locations in Poland today as part of a routine, regional circulation through Europe.
Clarke met with Gen. Rajmund Andrzejczak, Poland's Chief of the General Staff. Clarke also met with U.S. and Polish special operations forces training together in country and U.S. Embassy Warsaw leadership.
"I want to thank Gen. Andrzejczak and Poland's special operations community for welcoming us as we continue our longstanding friendship," Clarke said. "The U.S. military presence in Europe is about 100,000 conventional and special operations service members and about 10,000 of those serve here in Poland. The interoperability this training provides our combined force is invaluable in defending our respective countries and Europe at large. Our partnership as friends and allies is vital and that will ensure the continued success of the NATO Alliance. Poland plays a key role in regional defense and prosperity for the roughly 748 million people who call Europe home. We deeply appreciate their continued partnership."