Robert Kupiecki

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Robert Kupiecki
Robert Kupiecki.jpg
Deputy Minister of National Defence
In office
22 August 2012 – 2015
Personal details
Born (1967-09-05) 5 September 1967 (age 49)
Warsaw, Poland[1]
Nationality Polish
Alma mater University of Warsaw
Awards POL Polonia Restituta Wielki BAR.svg Order of Polonia Restituta
POL Złoty Medal za Zasługi dla Obronności Kraju BAR.svg POL Srebrny Medal za Zasługi dla Obronności Kraju BAR.svg Gold and Silver Medal of Merit for National Defence
LTU Order for Merits to Lithuania - Officer's Cross BAR.svg Order for Merits to Lithuania
EST Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana - 5th Class BAR.png Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana

Robert Kupiecki (born 5 September 1967)[2] is a Polish diplomat and former Deputy Minister of National Defence.

Education[edit]

Kupiecki received a master's degree from the Department of History at the University of Warsaw, and a PhD in political science.[1] He also graduated from Poland's National School of Public Administration (Polish: Krajowa Szkoła Administracji Publicznej) and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.[3]

Career[edit]

Kupiecki began working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994. He was head of NATO and WEU Section from 1994 to 1998, and the deputy ambassador of Poland to NATO from 1999 to 2004. From 2004 to 2008, he served as the director of the security policy department.[4] From 2008 to 2012, he served as Poland's ambassador to the United States.[5] Kupiecki was nominated for this post on 15 November 2007, and presented his letter of credence on 22 April 2008. On 22 August 2012, he was appointed Deputy Minister of National Defence, replacing Zbigniew Włosowicz.[1]

Kupiecki has received the Officer’s Cross of Ment of the Republic of Lithuania, the Gold and Silver Medal “For the Services for the Country’s Defense”, and the Silver Medal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovakia.[3] He is also the author and co-author of several books.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Robert Kupiecki - new Deputy Minister of Defence". Ministry of National Defence. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ambassador Robert Kupiecki". MAZ. Retrieved 9 October 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Fifteenth Annual Federal Interagency Holocaust Memorial Remembrance Program" (PDF). Holocaust Remembrance. Retrieved 9 October 2008. 
  4. ^ "Ambassador-Designate Robert Kupiecki". Washington Diplomat. Retrieved 9 October 2008. 
  5. ^ "Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments". CIA. Retrieved 9 October 2008. 
  6. ^ "USA and Europe – Common Security, Different Solutions?" (PDF). CSM. Retrieved 9 October 2008.