Poland’s President Hosts West Point Cadets
The cadets are members of the Military Academy’s Kosciuszko Squadron, an organization which promotes Polish heritage and the legacy of General Thaddeus Kosciuszko. They are visiting Poland during their Spring Break and will also see the Kosciuszko Mound in Krakow. The Kosciuszko Squadron was established in 1939 by the late General Edward Rowny when he was himself a cadet at West Point.
AMBASSADOR PAUL JONES
Ambassador Paul Jones met with cadets from the U.S. Army Military Academy at West Point on March 16th as part of their week-long tour to Poland. The cadets are members of a West Point Polish club, called the “Kosciuszko Squadron,” which is an association of cadets who explore and enjoy their Polish heritage while teaching others Polish culture. The club also highlights the contributions of General Tadeusz Kosciuszko and other Polish-Americans to the United States to the greater West Point community. Earlier in the week, the cadets met with other Polish government counterparts. The cadets also visited numerous cultural sites across the country, including the Warsaw Uprising museum in Warsaw and Wawel Castle in Krakow.
The Kosciuszko Squadron cadets have a variety of connections to Poland, including Polish heritage, Polish travel experiences, and a deep interest in Polish culture. Due to the strong political, military, economic, and social connections between the United States and Poland societies, this visit is a wonderful opportunity for Poles and future U.S. Army officers to bond as well as celebrate the centennial of the U.S.’s role in Poland regaining independence. The U.S. Embassy is very proud of these future Army officers and look forward to having them join the ranks of U.S. officers strengthening U.S.-Polish relations for years to come.
Polish Cadet to Attend United States Military Academy at West Point
The Polish Ministry of National Defense, in cooperation with U.S. Embassy Warsaw, nominated Bartłomiej Grzybowski to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. This is the first time in 9 years that a Polish cadet has attended West Point.
Cadet Candidate Grzybowski from the Military Technical Academy of Warsaw visited the U.S. Embassy on May 16th and to be congratulated by Ambassador to Poland Paul W. Jones, West Point Class of 2013 alumni 1LT Kirk Brandenburg, and admissions coordinator Seargant Robert Cook.
Everyone at the U.S. Embassy Warsaw wishes Cadet Candidate Grzybowski the best of luck as he begins his journey at West Point on July 3rd!