NATO Information and Communication Agency CIS Support Unit in Bydgoszcz (NCIA CSU Bydgoszcz) has a new Commander. On 23 February, Commander Dariusz Kisiel (POL Navy) passed the leadership over the unit to Commander Sławomir Hejka (POL Navy). The duties were officially transferred by Brigadier General Luigi Tomaiuolo, the NCIA Director, Service Operations.
General Tomaiuolo handed over the NCIA CSU Bydgoszcz’s colours to the incoming Commander during the Change of Command ceremony held at the Joint Force Training Centre (JFTC). Commander Hejka took over the responsibilities of the NCIA CSU Bydgoszcz Commander in the presence of Major General Wilhelm Grün, the JFTC Commander, and Brigadier General Ladislav Jung, the JFTC Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, who participated in the ceremony together with representatives of other NATO units based in Bydgoszcz.
Commander Kisiel was assigned the NCIA CSU Bydgoszcz Commander in 2015. Since then, the unit has transformed its structure to better meet the current requirements and continued supporting 3 customers - JFTC, 3rd NATO Signal Battalion and Military Police Centre of Excellence – all located in Bydgoszcz. It has also regularly helped other customers like NATO Force Integration Unit, Multinational Corps Northeast Szczecin or deployed its staff to Afghanistan.
Commander Sławomir Hejka arrived in Bydgoszcz from Gdynia where he served as an Information Technology (IT) Specialist at the Information and Communication Technology Centre. Earlier, he gained international experience serving at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe’s (SHAPE) Service Management Branch.
The NATO Information and Communication Agency is an allied institution aiming at delivering secure, coherent, cost effective and interoperable communications and information systems and services for NATO - where and when required. It includes IT support to the Alliances' business processes (also provision of IT shared services) to the NATO HQ, the Command Structure and NATO Agencies.
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