Multinational Military Sports and Shooting Competition

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The Mil­i­tary Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy orga­nized the sec­ond edi­tion of Multi­na­tion­al Mil­i­tary Sports and Shoot­ing Games which took place from 7th to 10th May 2019 to cel­e­brate the 20th anniver­sary of Poland’s mem­ber­ship in the North Atlantic Treaty Orga­ni­za­tion, NATO. The rep­re­sen­ta­tives of mil­i­tary acad­e­mies and uni­ver­si­ties from Greece, Bel­gium, Roma­nia, Bul­gar­ia, Nether­lands, Roma­nia, Ukraine, Croa­t­ia and Poland par­tic­i­pat­ed in the fol­low­ing dis­ci­plines, some of which pre­ced­ed with the train­ing: Pneu­mat­ic Gun Shoot­ing, Ori­en­teer­ing, Mil­i­tary Obsta­cle Course, Cross Work­out Chal­lenge and Swim­ming. These events were pre­pared and con­duct­ed by Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion Depart­ment and sup­port­ed by Inter­na­tion­al Coop­er­a­tion Depart­ment. To enhance inter­op­er­abil­i­ty and improve inter­cul­tur­al com­pe­tences, three of five dis­ci­plines were con­duct­ed in multi­na­tion­al teams.

2nd Lt. Paweł Jaśkiewicz, M.A.
pho­tog­ra­ph­er: Grze­gorz Rosińs­ki

International Week at The Royal Military Academy of Belgium

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On 2 – 7 April 2019 the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Mil­i­tary Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy attend­ed Inter­na­tion­al Week held by The Roy­al Mil­i­tary Acad­e­my of Bel­gium. The del­e­ga­tion com­prised three mem­bers: 1st Lt Cezary Czar­nec­ki and two cadets ­– Sgt Daw­id Boryczko and Sgt Alek­san­dra Figat.

The del­e­ga­tions of mil­i­tary acad­e­mies rep­re­sent­ing 16 coun­tries which par­tic­i­pat­ed in the event includ­ed: the Czech Repub­lic, Greece, France, Por­tu­gal, Swe­den, Ger­many, Cana­da, Moroc­co, Roma­nia, Ser­bia, Bul­gar­ia, Lithua­nia and Latvia.

Dur­ing the vis­it the MUT del­e­gates got acquaint­ed with the acad­e­my cam­pus, lab­o­ra­to­ries, sports facil­i­ties and research activ­i­ties of the Bel­gian acad­e­my. Anoth­er part of the stay was the vis­i­ta­tion in the mil­i­tary train­ing cen­tre in March­es-Les-Dames in the south­ern Bel­gium where the moun­tain climb­ing train­ing was con­duct­ed under the super­vi­sion of expe­ri­enced Bel­gian instruc­tors.

The atten­dees of Inter­na­tion­al Week had also the pos­si­bil­i­ty to take a tour of Brus­sels and Bruges. The final high­light on the agen­da was The Roy­al Mil­i­tary Acad­e­my Ball dur­ing which the offi­cial pre­sen­ta­tion of mil­i­tary acad­e­mies could be wit­nessed.

The pres­ence of MUT rep­re­sen­ta­tives in Inter­na­tion­al Week turned out to be the oppor­tu­ni­ty to encounter The Roy­al Mil­i­tary Acad­e­my and to engage in con­tacts with for­eign­ers from var­i­ous mil­i­tary acad­e­mies.

 

 

The National Military Academy from Kenya at MUT

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On 9th April 2019, the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Nation­al Mil­i­tary Acad­e­my from Kenya vis­it­ed the Mil­i­tary Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy.

The del­e­ga­tion was wel­comed on behalf of Rec­tor Com­man­dant the Vice-Rec­tor for Mil­i­tary Affairs Col. Artur Król, DSc, Eng. and the Head of Inter­na­tion­al Coop­er­a­tion Depart­ment of MUT Col. Mar­iusz Gontar­czyk, Ph.D. 

The dis­cus­sion was cen­tered on the inter­na­tion­al coop­er­a­tion issues, the pos­si­bil­i­ties of exchange for cadets and aca­d­e­m­ic teach­ers abroad, fields of stud­ies and research con­duct­ed by MUT.

The del­e­ga­tion was also acquaint­ed with infor­ma­tion con­cern­ing the War Stud­ies Uni­ver­si­ty.

At the end of the vis­it the guests man­aged to admire the select­ed lab­o­ra­to­ries of MUT.

pho­tog­ra­ph­er: Sebas­t­ian Jurek

The Military University of Technology and CREVAL

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Com­bat Readi­ness Eval­u­a­tion Course for Land Forces (CREVAL) took place in the Mil­i­tary Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy from 11 – 15th March at the Fac­ul­ty of Logis­tics at MUT. This course was opened by Dean of the Fac­ul­ty of Logis­tics Col. Szy­mon Mitkow, DSc, Assoc. Prof.

CREVAL was con­duct­ed by instruc­tors from the NATO School in Ober­am­mer­gau, Ger­many. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Gen­er­al Com­mand, Oper­a­tional Com­mand of the Pol­ish Armed Forces and Mil­i­tary Police par­tic­i­pat­ed in the course.

The main pur­pose of CREVAL was the eval­u­a­tion of the NATO Response Force accord­ing to Allied Com­mand Oper­a­tions Forces Stan­dards Vol­ume VII – Com­bat Readi­ness Eval­u­a­tion of Land HQs and Units (CREVAL).

 

pho­tog­ra­ph­er: Jacek Malanows­ki

The Military Diplomatic Corps in Poland visited the MUT

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On the 12th  Feb­ru­ary 2019 the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Mil­i­tary Diplo­mat­ic Corps in Poland vis­it­ed the Mil­i­tary Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy.

The host of the whole event, the Vice-Rec­tor for Mil­i­tary Affairs Col. Artur Król, DSc, Eng., made the pre­sen­ta­tion about the struc­ture of the MUT, fields of study avail­able, research being cur­rent­ly con­duct­ed, the activ­i­ties in the frame­work of inter­na­tion­al mil­i­tary coop­er­a­tion  and the pos­si­ble areas of inter­na­tion­al coop­er­a­tion.

Dur­ing the vis­it the guests man­aged to admire the select­ed lab­o­ra­to­ries.

The event was coor­di­nat­ed by the Inter­na­tion­al Coop­er­a­tion Depart­ment of MUT.

pho­tog­ra­ph­er: Sebas­t­ian Jurek

The Polish Army team wins NATO chess tournament

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The XXIX NATO chess cham­pi­onship took place in Texas Tech Uni­ver­si­ty in Lub­bock, USA. The Pol­ish Army rep­re­sen­ta­tion won the NATO team cham­pi­on title.

67 peo­ple from 10 allied coun­tries (the U.S., Cana­da, Den­mark, Esto­nia, Ger­many, Greece, the Nether­lands, Poland, Slove­nia and the Unit­ed King­dom) par­tic­i­pat­ed in the tour­na­ment alto­geth­er.

The Pol­ish Army team includ­ed MUT sol­diers: 2nd Lt. Alek­sander Stańkows­ki and Sgt. cdt. Marcin Pietruszews­ki. In the team clas­si­fi­ca­tion the suc­ces­sive places belong to: 1. Poland, 2. Ger­many, 3. Greece, 4. USA, 5. Den­mark.

2nd Lt. Alek­sander Stańkows­ki and Sgt. cdt. Marcin Pietruszews­ki, were award­ed with con­grat­u­la­to­ry let­ters from the Prime Min­is­ter Mateusz Moraw­iec­ki and the Deputy Min­is­ter — Under-Sec­re­tary of State at the Min­istry of Nation­al Defense Marek Łapińs­ki.

The MUT Vice-Rec­tor for Mil­i­tary Affairs Col. Artur Król, DSc, Eng. award­ed sol­diers: “Thank you for your ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment. You are the pride of the Mil­i­tary Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy”.

Hav­ing won the team cham­pi­onship title, the Pol­ish chess play­ers com­mem­o­rat­ed in this way the 100th anniver­sary of regain­ing inde­pen­dence by Poland.

col. Anna Pęzioł
pho­tog­ra­ph­er: Sebas­t­ian Jurek

Scientists from the MUT in the European project PROTECT

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Sci­en­tists from the Insti­tute of the Opto­elec­tron­ics of the Mil­i­tary Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy take part in project PROTECT (Per­va­sive and UseR Focused Bio­meT­rics Bor­dEr ProjeCT), Hory­zont 2020. The main coor­di­na­tor from the MUT is Marcin Kowal­s­ki, DSc, Eng., from the Insti­tute of the Opto­elec­tron­ics.

PROTECT is 3-year EC H2020 project fund­ed under the Secure Soci­eties workpro­gramme and which com­menced on Sep­tem­ber 1st 2016.

The main aim of PROTECT is to build an advanced bio­met­ric-based per­son iden­ti­fi­ca­tion sys­tem that works robust­ly across a range of bor­der cross­ing types and that has strong user-cen­tric fea­tures.

Advances in bio­met­ric tech­nol­o­gy promise improved secu­ri­ty solu­tions for bor­ders while simul­ta­ne­ous­ly improv­ing the traveller’s expe­ri­ence through expe­dit­ed cross­ing of the bor­der. The  PROTECT project deals with the prob­lem of queu­ing but also that of proac­tive­ly detect­ing spoof­ing attempts through advanced appli­ca­tion of mul­ti­modal bio­met­rics and counter spoof­ing. Specif­i­cal­ly, the PROTECT sys­tem will inves­ti­gate and pro­pose new less obtru­sive approach­es to bio­met­ric data cap­ture and ver­i­fi­ca­tion, par­tic­u­lar­ly the use of emerg­ing and con­tact­less bio­met­rics. In par­tic­u­lar, an exten­sion to exist­ing ABC gates will be con­sid­ered where­by the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion process takes place in a bio­met­ric cor­ri­dor that can be passed by the trav­eller with­out stop­ping. Such an approach will opti­mise secu­ri­ty and integri­ty of facil­i­ta­tion of trav­ellers, as well as enhanc­ing the expe­ri­ence for cit­i­zens includ­ing for non-EU and fre­quent trav­ellers.

A crit­i­cal issue with bio­met­rics aris­es with the col­lec­tion of bio­met­ric data, which could be con­strued as being in con­flict with fun­da­men­tal human rights such as the right of lib­er­ty and the right to pri­va­cy and data pro­tec­tion. Thus, user require­ments on a bio­met­ric-based per­son iden­ti­fi­ca­tion sys­tem do not only stem from the oper­a­tors of the bor­der, but also from the peo­ple being iden­ti­fied. This mat­ter requires very care­ful con­sid­er­a­tions to find the bal­ance between the need of secu­ri­ty and the pri­va­cy inter­ests of the Euro­pean pop­u­la­tion. PROTECT will seek ways to put the cit­i­zen or legal res­i­dent back in a posi­tion where­by they have vis­i­bil­i­ty of their per­son­al data and its mean­ing.

In sum­ma­ry, PROTECT aims to research and pro­to­type addi­tion­al bio­met­ric modal­i­ties and meth­ods of their appli­ca­tion for the ben­e­fit of Euro­pean bor­der con­trol and the indus­try that sup­ports it, whilst con­is­der­ing the impact upon leg­is­la­tion, cit­i­zens’ and res­i­dents’ rights and free­dom to trav­el and the wel­come the EU offers to third coun­try nation­als.

First PROTECT pro­to­types were pre­sent­ed dur­ing The Secu­ri­ty Research Event 2018 in Decem­ber 2018 in Brus­sel.

The over­all project coor­di­na­tor is the Uni­ver­si­ty of Read­ing, UK. As a whole, the project inte­grates the project 10 part­ners along with an exter­nal Legal and Eth­i­cal Advi­so­ry (ELAG) Group and a Stake­hold­er Group.

pro​ject​pro​tect​.eu

Project details:

  • Project acronym: PROTECT
  • Par­tic­i­pants: Unit­ed King­dom (Coor­di­na­tor), Aus­tria, Ger­many, Poland, Bel­gium, France
  • Project N°: 700259
  • Total costs: € 4 981 752
  • EU con­tri­bu­tion: € 4 981 752
  • Dura­tion: Sep­tem­ber 2016 to August 2019

col. Anna Pęzioł
pho­tog­ra­ph­er: Mag­dale­na Wiśniews­ka-Krasińs­ka

 

 

The MUT cooperation with the Royal Military Academy from Belgium

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On 8th Jan­u­ary 2019, the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Roy­al Mil­i­tary Acad­e­my from Bel­gium vis­it­ed the Mil­i­tary Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy.

Del­e­ga­tion of the Roy­al Mil­i­tary Acad­e­my (RMA) led by the Direc­tor of the Inter­na­tion­al Cco­op­er­a­tion Depart­ment LtCol. Christ Veer­meer, coor­di­na­tor of the Ersamus+ pro­gramme Maj. Koen Troch and Maj. Bart Janssens vis­it­ed the MTU for the first time.

The del­e­ga­tion was wel­comed on behalf of Rec­tor Com­man­dant Vice-Rec­tor for Mil­i­tary Affairs Col. Artur Król, DSc, Eng. who expressed his great sat­is­fac­tion at grow­ing coop­er­a­tion with the for­eign part­ner. He was accom­pa­nied by Col. Bogusław Siodłows­ki, DSc, Eng. the Fac­ul­ty of Advanced Tech­nolo­gies and Chem­istry, Col. Prze­mysław Kupidu­ra, DSc, Eng. from the Fac­ul­ty of Mecha­tron­ics and Aero­space and Maj. Krzysztof Goc­man, DSc, Eng, from the Sec­tion Mechan­ics, the Head of Inter­na­tion­al Coop­er­a­tion Depart­ment of MUT Col. Mar­iusz Gontar­czyk, Ph.D., MSc. Eng. and the coor­di­na­tor of MUT Eras­mus+ pro­gramme Karol Wilk, M.A.
The guests were acquaint­ed with infor­ma­tion con­cern­ing the Uni­ver­si­ty – its strat­e­gy, ongo­ing tasks and edu­ca­tion­al activ­i­ty. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of both Uni­ver­si­ties shared infor­ma­tion con­cern­ing their insti­tu­tions, which was a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to indi­cate areas of pos­si­ble fur­ther mutu­al coop­er­a­tion.

The dis­cus­sion was cen­tered on the pos­si­bil­i­ty of edu­ca­tion­al coop­er­a­tion between MUT and RMA and the con­tin­u­a­tion of the stu­dent exchange. In terms of the present coop­er­a­tion, the Bel­gian cadets par­tic­i­pat­ed in the spe­cial cours­es at the MUT. The Pol­ish cadets will attempt in sim­i­lar cours­es at the RMA this year.

Dur­ing the vis­it of the Bel­gian del­e­ga­tion at MUT the guests man­aged to admire the select­ed lab­o­ra­to­ries. At the end of the vis­it, the edu­ca­tion­al and the Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion Cen­tre sports facil­i­ties of the MUT were pre­sent­ed as well.

The mutu­al coop­er­a­tion with the RMA is in the frame­work of the mil­i­tary for­eign coop­er­a­tion of the MUT. The MUT is extend­ing its involve­ment in mul­ti-lev­el coop­er­a­tion with for­eign part­ners.

col. Anna Pęzioł
pho­tog­ra­ph­er: Sebas­t­ian Jurek, Mar­iusz Gontar­czyk, Paweł Jaśkiewicz

 

The MUT cadets at United States Military Academy at West Point

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3 cadets from the Mil­i­tary Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy study at the Unit­ed States Mil­i­tary Acad­e­my at West Point (USMA).

„For me, stud­ies at the Unit­ed States Mil­i­tary Acad­e­my at West Point are cru­cial expe­ri­ence.” – said Cadet Sergeant Olaf Koryci­ak, one of the three cadets rep­re­sents the Mil­i­tary Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy at the USMA.

After dif­fi­cult and demand­ing recruit­ment pro­ce­dure, includ­ing SAT — Scholas­tic Assess­ment Test, test TOEFL and Can­di­date Fit­ness Assess­ment — con­duct­ed by the Min­istry of Nation­al Defence and the Unit­ed States Embassy, 2 cadets of the Mil­i­tary Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy start­ed stud­ies at the Unit­ed States Mil­i­tary Acad­e­my at West Point. On the first year stud­ies 2018/2019 are 16 for­eign­ers includ­ing 2 stu­dents from the Mil­i­tary Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy.

The Mil­i­tary Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy is rep­re­sent­ed by 3 cadets: cadet sergeant Olaf Koryci­ak and cadet sergeant Michał Kamieńs­ki at first year stud­ies and cadet sergeant Bartłomiej Grzy­bows­ki, sec­ond year stud­ies.

The Unit­ed States Mil­i­tary Acad­e­my, found­ed on March 16, 1802, is a col­lege that edu­cates, trains and inspires the Corps of Cadets so that each grad­u­ate is a com­mis­sioned leader of char­ac­ter com­mit­ted to the val­ues of Duty, Hon­or, Coun­try. Each grad­u­ate has the essen­tial attrib­ut­es for pro­fes­sion­al growth through­out a career as a U.S. Army offi­cer.

Study­ing at the West Point Acad­e­my requires hard work and per­fect organ­i­sa­tion. Cadets are intro­duced to mil­i­tary com­mu­ni­ty by train­ing cours­es.

Cadet Basic Train­ing is a 6-week pro­gram that helps Cadets make a rapid tran­si­tion to mil­i­tary life. Cadets have to chal­lenge with dai­ly phys­i­cal fit­ness train­ing that helps pre­pare them for long foot­march­es, moun­taineer­ing, rifle marks­man­ship and tac­ti­cal maneu­vers. This train­ing is chal­leng­ing, stress­ful, phys­i­cal­ly demand­ing and reward­ing.

„Field train­ing is giv­en at Camp Buck­n­er. We spent more than 2 weeks at the Camp Buck­n­er, with spe­cial­ist from the 101st Air­borne Divi­sion. ”- said Cadet Sergeant Olaf. The train­ing is designed to famil­iar­ize and train each cadet in basic and advanced indi­vid­ual sol­dier skills. Train­ing is con­duct­ed in com­bined arms oper­a­tions, intro­duc­ing the cadets to the com­bat, com­bat sup­port and com­bat ser­vice sup­port branch­es of the Army.

Cadets, dur­ing stud­ies at the USMA, also par­tic­i­pate in Mil­i­tary Indi­vid­ual Advanced Devel­op­ment train­ing cours­es in such pro­grams as Air Assault, Air­borne, Moun­tain War­fare, North­ern War­fare, Spe­cial Reac­tion Team Course, Sap­per Leader, and Sur­vival, Eva­sion, Resis­tance, and Escape (SERE) train­ing cours­es. There may be duty at the Nation­al Train­ing Cen­ter, the Joint Readi­ness Train­ing Cen­ter, or Com­bat Maneu­ver Train­ing Cen­ter. Attend­ing these schools helps moti­vate and build your con­fi­dence while learn­ing usable mil­i­tary skills and devel­op­ing indi­vid­ual leader pro­fi­cien­cy.

The stud­ies at the USMA is focused on the indi­vid­ual leader pro­fi­cien­cy. Dur­ing each suc­ceed­ing year at West Point, cadets receive pro­gres­sive lead­er­ship respon­si­bil­i­ties, using those cadet expe­ri­ences to hone theirs lead­er­ship skills. Cadets learn how to be a team leader and pre­pares cadets for pla­toon lead­er­ship respon­si­bil­i­ties as a lieu­tenant in the Army. The Cadet Leader Devel­op­ment Sys­tem is a demand­ing but pro­fes­sion­al four-year pro­gram devel­op lead­ers of char­ac­ter.

Class­es and study, phys­i­cal edu­ca­tion or ath­let­ics, mil­i­tary duties and recre­ation fill most hours of the day. Despite of this, cadet sergeant Olaf Koryci­ak take part in addi­tion­al activ­i­ties in the Sand­hurst Squad and the Kosciuszko Squadron asso­ci­a­tion.

The Sand­hurst Squad pre­pare cadets to the Sand­hurst Mil­i­tary Skills Com­pe­ti­tion. A mil­i­tary skills com­pe­ti­tion at West Point that first began in 1967 with the pre­sen­ta­tion of a British officer’s sword to the Unit­ed States Corps of Cadets by the British Exchange Offi­cer. To deliv­er the world’s pre­mier inter­na­tion­al acad­e­my mil­i­tary skills com­pe­ti­tion to inspire cadets to achieve mil­i­tary excel­lence in their cho­sen pro­fes­sion through a rig­or­ous, phys­i­cal­ly and men­tal­ly rig­or­ous lead­er­ship chal­lenge that reflects the tem­po, uncer­tain­ty and tasks of com­bat. of com­bat oper­a­tions in terms of tem­po and tasks. Each squad is required to per­form a series of mil­i­tary tasks along a des­ig­nat­ed route. Scores are deter­mined by com­bin­ing the points they earn by per­form­ing each mil­i­tary task along the route. Exam­ples of events can include the fol­low­ing: Obsta­cle Course, Day Land Nav­i­ga­tion, Night Land Nav­i­ga­tion, Zodi­ac Water Cross­ing, Rifle Marks­man­ship, Pis­tol Marks­man­ship, Lead­er­ship Eval­u­a­tion, Trau­ma Care (under fire), Med­ical Eval­u­a­tion, Basic Infantry Squad Tasks, Func­tion­al Fit­ness.

The Kosciuszko Squadron is an asso­ci­a­tion of cadets who explore and enjoy their Pol­ish her­itage and wel­come oth­ers on their jour­ney of dis­cov­ery, while also increas­ing the West Point community’s knowl­edge of Thad­deus Kosciuszko, Poland, and the con­tri­bu­tions of Pol­ish-Amer­i­cans to the Unit­ed States, par­tic­u­lar­ly in mil­i­tary endeav­ors

The Acad­e­my aims to train up lead­ers and devel­op their lead­er­ship skills. West Point car­ries out its mis­sion of devel­op­ing future lead­ers through three inte­grat­ed and com­ple­men­tary pro­grams: aca­d­e­m­ic, mil­i­tary and phys­i­cal devel­op­ment. Every cadet is a leader. From selec­tion based on demon­strat­ed poten­tial through four years as a cadet, lead­er­ship devel­op­ment is a total process of prepar­ing young peo­ple for their career roles as Army offi­cers.

The West Point mis­sion is “to edu­cate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each grad­u­ate is a com­mis­sioned leader of char­ac­ter com­mit­ted to the val­ues of Duty, Hon­or, Coun­try and pre­pared for a career of pro­fes­sion­al excel­lence and ser­vice to the nation as an offi­cer in the Army.”

Dwight Eisen­how­er, Dou­glas MacArthur, George Pat­ton were among an impres­sive array of Acad­e­my grad­u­ates who met the chal­lenge of lead­er­ship. The Unit­ed States Mil­i­tary Acad­e­my at West Point is the most impor­tant mil­i­tary uni­ver­si­ty in the Unit­ed States.

col. Anna Pęzioł
Source: www​.pol​s​ka​-zbro​j​na​.pl
Pho­tographs from the pri­vate archives

10th Anniversary of Military Erasmus

Graph­ic design com­pe­ti­tion (won by an MUT stu­dent), marathon race along the his­tor­i­cal route Marathon-Athens, famous trireme row­ing, a series of his­to­ry lec­tures and 40th jubilee ses­sion of the Imple­men­ta­tion Group for the “Euro­pean Ini­tia­tive for the exchange of young offi­cers inspired by Eras­mus” were the main points on the agen­da for the cel­e­bra­tion of the 10th anniver­sary of so-called Mil­i­tary Eras­mus which was held in Athens between 9 and 12 Novem­ber.

More than 100 mil­i­tary stu­dents, acad­e­my com­man­dants and mem­bers of almost 20 coun­tries rep­re­sent­ing near­ly 30 mil­i­tary acad­e­mies (includ­ing MUT) par­tic­i­pat­ed in this glam­ourous jubilee.

Pri­or to the depar­ture for Athens, the MUT cadets were farewelled by the Vice-Rec­tor for Mil­i­tary Affairs Col. Artur Król, DSc and the Head of the Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion Cen­tre Sat­urnin Przy­byl­s­ki, Ph.D. Hav­ing giv­en the stu­dents MUT T-shirts in the nation­al colours, the Vice-Rec­tor wished them suc­cess while com­pet­ing.

The orga­niz­ers of the event – three Greek mil­i­tary acad­e­mies: Hel­lenic Army Acad­e­my, Hel­lenic Naval Acad­e­my and Hel­lenic Air Force Acad­e­my offered lots of attrac­tions for each par­tic­i­pant.

The first two days involved the cer­e­mo­ni­al wel­come of the cadets, com­man­dants’ speech­es and lec­tures the­mat­i­cal­ly relat­ed to the his­to­ry of ancient Greece. The sched­ule also includ­ed the sight­see­ing of his­toric sites, the muse­um of mil­i­tary avi­a­tion and the respec­tive acad­e­mies locat­ed in close prox­im­i­ty to Athens.

The next two days – Sat­ur­day and Sun­day – were devot­ed to the sports strug­gles. On Sat­ur­day the stu­dents, their atten­dants and invit­ed guests had a tremen­dous oppor­tu­ni­ty to try their best at row­ing for over an hour in the famous ren­o­vat­ed trireme – an ancient Greek naval craft equipped with three rows of pad­dles and the crew of over one hun­dred and fifty.

The cli­max of the cer­e­mo­ny com­mem­o­rat­ing the 10th anniver­sary of the ini­tia­tive, on Sun­day 11th Novem­ber, was the par­tic­i­pa­tion in the marathon race along the tra­di­tion­al route from Marathon to Athens which is a dream for each sportsper­son, espe­cial­ly on such a great day as the 100th anniver­sary of regain­ing inde­pen­dence by Poland. Dur­ing the entire route there were white and red colours of T-shirts includ­ing six com­peti­tors from MUT “It was one of the most chal­leng­ing marathon routes, over 42 kilo­me­ters in the blaz­ing sun and the ini­tial 32 kilo­me­ters prac­ti­cal­ly uphill with ver­ti­cal dif­fer­ence of over 200 meters” – Announced Capt. Kurek from MUT’s Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion Cen­tre.

Dur­ing the whole event it was the logo and the poster which attract­ed a great atten­tion and they were designed by the win­ner of graph­ic design com­pe­ti­tion at the Euro­pean lev­el cdt. Prze­mysław Kobi­ał­ka from the Fac­ul­ty of  Civ­il Engi­neer­ing and Geo­desy of MUT. The poster for this event was a place near which the par­tic­i­pants took com­mem­o­ra­tive pho­tos most often. On the last day of stay cdt. Kobiałka’s project was award­ed by the com­man­dant of Hel­lenic Air Force Acad­e­my. Among the dis­tin­guished there were also win­ners of the marathon race in the cat­e­go­ry of mil­i­tary stu­dents.

płk Mar­iusz Gontar­czyk
fot. Mar­iusz Gontar­czyk, Sebas­t­ian Jurek,
Sła­womir Kurza­w­ińs­ki

 

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