Alleged Espionage Leads to Dismissal of Eurocorps Chief in Poland

Polish general leading Eurocorps fired and under investigation for spying

The Polish Ministry of Defense announced on Wednesday that General Jarosław Gromadziski, the head of the Eurocorps, had been dismissed due to alleged espionage. An investigation by the Military Counterintelligence Service was initiated to gather information about him, leading to his removal from his position and return to Poland.

Gromadziski had been highly trusted by Warsaw, having overseen the formation of the 18th Mechanized Division of the Army in 2018, which is considered a model unit equipped with top military equipment. He received his third star last year and continued in his position under the new government. Additionally, he was involved in training Ukrainian fighters at German bases alongside US commanders at the Wiesbaden base.

Just nine months ago, Gromadziski was assigned to the Eurocorps headquarters in Strasbourg where Poland became one of the Framework Nations of the Eurocorps in January 2022 alongside France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and Spain. The Eurocorps is a multinational military force deployed on humanitarian, rescue and peacekeeping missions by organizations such as the European Union, NATO and United Nations with leadership rotating among member countries.

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