Polish tank commander reflects on Allied Spirit 22 experience

As a company commander in [Poland’s] 1st Tank Battalion, 10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade, Szulczyk has been participating in Allied Spirit 22, a U.S. Army Europe and Africa directed, 7th Army Training Command conducted training exercise that is designed to develop and enhance NATO and key partner interoperability and readiness across specified warfighting functions.

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“Right now we are trying to align our tanks with the German Army, doing maintenance and waiting for an attack,” Szulcyzk said. “We are focused on keeping our tanks aiming straight at the enemy in these scenarios.”

Allied Spirit is the perfect environment to create interoperability with the other NATO allies in the exercise and is the battalion’s main purpose for being here, he said.

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“We are training and fighting arm in arm with our NATO brothers,” he added.

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