Polish General Staff

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Chief of the General Staff
Szef Sztabu Generalnego Wojska Polskiego
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Emblem of the PGS
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Incumbent
General Leszek Surawski

since 31 January 2017
Polish Armed Forces
Appointer Andrzej Duda
President of Poland
Formation 28 October 1918
First holder Tadeusz Jordan-Rozwadowski

Polish General Staff, also the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces (Polish: Sztab Generalny Wojska Polskiego) is the highest professional body within the Polish Armed Forces. Organizationally, it is a part of the Ministry of National Defence.

It was created in 1918, and for a time bore the name Main Staff (Sztab Główny).

Currently the position of Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces (Szef Sztabu Generalnego Wojska Polskiego) is General Leszek Surawski, since 31 January 2017.

List of Chiefs[edit]

Kingdom of Poland (1917–1918)[edit]

Head of the Inspectorate Took office Left office Time in office
1
Felix von Barth (pl)
von Barth, Felixgen. piech. Felix von Barth (pl)
(1851–1931)
23 April 1917 19 October 1918 18 days
2
Henryk Minkiewicz
Minkiewicz, Henrykpłk Henryk Minkiewicz
(1880–1940)
19 October 1918 28 October 1918 9 days
Chief of Staff Took office Left office Time in office
1
Tadeusz Jordan-Rozwadowski
Jordan-Rozwadowski, Tadeuszgen. ppor. Tadeusz Jordan-Rozwadowski
(1866–1928)
28 October 1918 14 November 1918 17 days

Second Polish Republic (1918−1939)[edit]

Chief of the General Staff Took office Left office Time in office
1
Tadeusz Jordan-Rozwadowski
Jordan-Rozwadowski, Tadeuszgen. ppor. Tadeusz Jordan-Rozwadowski
(1866–1928)
14 November 1918 15 November 1918 1 day
2
Stanisław Szeptycki
Szeptycki, Stanisławgen. broni Stanisław Szeptycki
(1867–1950)
16 November 1918 7 February 1919 84 days
3
Stanisław Haller
Haller, Stanisławgen. ppor. Stanisław Haller
(1872–1940)
8 February 1919 22 July 1920 1 year, 165 days
(1)
Tadeusz Jordan-Rozwadowski
Jordan-Rozwadowski, Tadeuszgen. por. Tadeusz Jordan-Rozwadowski
(1866–1928)
22 July 1920 1 April 1921 253 days
4
Władysław Sikorski
Sikorski, Władysławgen. dyw. Władysław Sikorski
(1881–1943)
1 April 1921 6 December 1922 1 year, 249 days
5
Józef Piłsudski
Piłsudski, JózefPierwszy Marszałek Polski Józef Piłsudski
(1867–1935)
17 December 1922 9 June 1923 174 days
(3)
Stanisław Haller
Haller, Stanisławgen. dyw. Stanisław Haller
(1872–1940)
9 June 1923 16 December 1925 2 years, 190 days
6
Edmund Kessler (pl)
Kessler, Edmundgen. bryg. Edmund Kessler (pl)
(1880–1930)
16 December 1925 12 May 1926 147 days
(3)
Stanisław Haller
Haller, Stanisławgen. dyw. Stanisław Haller
(1872–1940)
12 May 1926 15 May 1926 3 days
7
Stanisław Burhardt-Bukacki (pl)
Burhardt-Bukacki, Stanisławgen. bryg. Stanisław Burhardt-Bukacki (pl)
(1890–1942)
17 May 1926 28 June 1926 42 days
8
Tadeusz Piskor
Piskor, Tadeuszgen. bryg. Tadeusz Piskor
(1889–1951)
28 June 1926 5 December 1931 5 years, 160 days
9
Janusz Gąsiorowski (pl)
Gąsiorowski, Januszgen. bryg. Janusz Gąsiorowski (pl)
(1889–1949)
3 December 1931 7 June 1935 3 years, 186 days
9
Wacław Stachiewicz
Stachiewicz, Wacławgen. bryg. Wacław Stachiewicz
(1894–1973)
7 June 1935 18 September 1939 4 years, 103 days

Polish government-in-exile (1939−1946)[edit]

Chief of the General Staff Took office Left office Time in office
1
Aleksander Kędzior (pl)
Kędzior, Aleksanderpłk Aleksander Kędzior (pl)
(1897–1986)
7 November 1939 5 June 1940 211 days
2
Tadeusz Klimecki
Klimecki, Tadeuszgen. bryg. Tadeusz Klimecki
(1895–1943)
5 June 1940 4 July 1943 † 3 years, 29 days
3
Stanisław Kopański
Kopański, Stanisławgen. dyw. Stanisław Kopański
(1895–1976)
21 July 1943 3 September 1946 3 years, 44 days

Republic of Poland / People's Republic of Poland (1945−1989)[edit]

Chief of the General Staff Took office Left office Time in office
1
Władysław Korczyc
Korczyc, Władysławgen. broni Władysław Korczyc
(1893–1966)
9 May 1945 18 January 1954 8 years, 254 days
-
Borys Pigarewicz (pl)
Korczyc, Władysławgen. broni Borys Pigarewicz (pl) (Acting)
(1898–1961)
18 January 1954 23 March 1954 64 days
2
Jerzy Bordziłowski
Bordziłowski, Jerzygen. broni Jerzy Bordziłowski
(1900–1983)
23 March 1954 6 February 1965 10 years, 320 days
3
Wojciech Jaruzelski
Jaruzelski, Wojciechgen. dyw. Wojciech Jaruzelski
(1923–2014)
6 February 1965 10 April 1968 3 years, 64 days
4
Bolesław Chocha (pl)
Chocha, Bolesławgen. dyw. Bolesław Chocha (pl)
(1923–1987)
10 April 1968 11 January 1973 4 years, 276 days
5
Florian Siwicki
Siwicki, Floriangen. broni Florian Siwicki
(1925–2013)
12 January 1973 21 November 1983 10 years, 313 days
6
Józef Użycki (pl)
Użycki, Józefgen. broni Józef Użycki (pl)
(born 1932)
22 November 1983 1 January 1990 6 years, 40 days

Third Polish Republic (1990−present)[edit]

Chief of the General Staff Took office Left office Time in office
1
Józef Użycki (pl)
Użycki, Józefgen. dyw. Józef Użycki (pl)
(born 1932)
1 January 1990 24 September 1990 266 days
2
Zdzisław Stelmaszuk (pl)
Stelmaszuk, Zdzisławgen. broni Zdzisław Stelmaszuk (pl)
(born 1936)
25 September 1990 4 August 1992 1 year, 314 days
3
Tadeusz Wilecki (pl)
Wilecki, Tadeuszgen. broni Tadeusz Wilecki (pl)
(born 1945)
4 August 1992 9 March 1997 4 years, 216 days
4
Henryk Szumski (pl)
Szumski, Henrykgen. Henryk Szumski (pl)
(1941–2012)
10 March 1997 29 September 2000 3 years, 203 days
5
Czesław Piątas
Piątas, Czesławgen. dyw. Czesław Piątas
(born 1946)
30 September 2000 31 January 2006 5 years, 123 days
-
Mieczysław Cieniuch (pl)
Cieniuch, Mieczysławgen. broni Mieczysław Cieniuch (pl) (Acting)
(born 1951)
31 January 2006 27 February 2006 27 days
6
Franciszek Gągor
Gągor, Franciszekgen. Franciszek Gągor
(1951–2010)
27 February 2006 10 April 2010 † 4 years, 42 days
-
Mieczysław Stachowiak (pl)
Stachowiak, Mieczysławgen. broni Mieczysław Stachowiak (pl) (Acting)
(born 1952)
10 April 2010 7 May 2010 27 days
7
Mieczysław Cieniuch (pl)
Cieniuch, Mieczysławgen. Mieczysław Cieniuch (pl)
(born 1951)
7 May 2010 6 May 2013 2 years, 364 days
8
Mieczysław Gocuł
Gocuł, Mieczysławgen. Mieczysław Gocuł
(born 1963)
7 May 2013 31 January 2017 3 years, 269 days
9
Leszek Surawski (pl)
Surawski, Leszekgen. Leszek Surawski (pl)
(born 1960)
31 January 2017 Incumbent 1 year, 73 days

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See also[edit]

Badge for officers with an academic degree serving in the Polish General Staff (1918–1939).

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