On 15 August 2000, Polish Army Day, he was promoted by president Aleksander Kwaśniewski, to the rank of generał brygady (brigadier general) and soon afterwards Targosz was transferred to the NATO CAOC-1 command in Denmark.
On 18 November 2003, Targosz was transferred back to Warsaw, where he assumed the post of deputy chief of Air Operations Centre and, since 8 March 2004, the commander of that centre. On 15 August of that year he was promoted to the rank of generał dywizji (Major General). Finally, on 3 April 2005, he was promoted to the rank of Generał broni (three-star general) and became the commanding officer of the entire Polish Air Force until 19 April 2007. He was succeeded by General Andrzej Błasik.
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