US Army to establish forward command post in Poland

Georgette Mosbacher/Twitter

Due to the reactivation of the V Corps of the US Army in Fort Knox, a Forward Command Post will be established in Poland's western city of Poznan, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak and US Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher said on Twitter on Friday.

"Today marks the official reactivation of the US Army V Corps. And, in Poznan, the formation of the V Corps Forward Command Post is already underway. Our cooperation with the US has entered yet another, higher level. We are taking care of the security of our country," Blaszczak tweeted.

"Big day in PL-US relations today! V Corps @usarmy will be officially reactivated in Fort Knox. This means we will be establishing a V Corps Forward Command Post in Poznan, Poland, very soon. It's a huge success which proves how important the allegiance with Poland is for us!" Mosbacher wrote on Twitter.

The command post will comprise some 200 military personnel who will be dealing with operational planning and commanding the rotational presence of US Army forces in Europe. So far, Poznan has been the headquarters of the forward command post of the US 1st Infantry Division.

The establishment of the US Army V Corps Forward Command Post was stated in an agreement signed on August 15, in Warsaw, by Blaszczak and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The deal is aimed to facilitate the deployment of US troops in Poland whose number will increase by 1,000, to 5,500, in line with last year's declarations made by the Polish and US presidents.