JW Komandosów: counterpart of US Army Special Forces
The Jednostka Wojskowa Komandosów, JWK former name 1 Pułk Specjalny Komandosów/1st Special Commando Regiment. 1st Special Commando Regiment are one of the currently five special forces operating within the Polish military’s structure, Special Forces of Poland. This military unit is the oldest Polish special operations unit. It was formed in 1961.
Thanks to the unit’s high recruiting standards, and a special training programme the Regiment implemented several years ago, the unit’s soldiers display a higher level of skill and professionalism. The Regiment’s troops are trained to undertake a wide range of special missions during war, crisis, peace, with its troops being capable of conducting air assault, helicopter, and parachute operations (including HALO and HAHO operations); CQC, strategic and special reconnaissance operations; direct actions, HR, PR operations, intelligence collection, raids and ambushes; frogman and underwater attack missions; FID tasks; and other missions as deemed necessary.
Jednostka Wojskowa Komandosów is a professional and experienced force composed entirely of highly trained and selected soldiers.