The Use of Territorial Defence Force in Crisis Situations on a Voivodeship Level (3)


The present article is devoted to the new kind of the Polish Armed Forces, namely the Territorial Defence Force (Polish: Wojska Obrony Terytorialnej, WOT), the essence of which is, i.a., territoriality. Among the many tasks facing this kind of military unit, there are the ones involving non-military threats. By connecting the two basic elements mentioned above, the authors present in the following article the possibilities of using the Territorial Defence Force and the alternate process of administering the armed force component on a voivodeship level.

Reserve Colonel Krzysztof Radwan, M.Sc. Eng. He is a graduate of Radiotechnical Military College (1981). In 1986, he defended his MA dissertation at the Technology Department of the Silesian University. He is also a post-diploma studies graduate of the National Defence University of Warsaw (1999). Currently, he is a PhD candidate at WSB University in Dąbrowa Górnicza at the Security and Crisis Management Department. He is the author of publications on national security of the Republic of Poland, organisations and tasks in the field of crisis management, defence activities planning, cooperation with public administrative bodies and services in terms of monitoring threats in the voivodeship territory as well as critical infrastructure protection planning.

Country: Poland


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