Strong Europe. How NATO's Warsaw Summit Could Change the Alliance. -
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-16938,single-format-standard,qode-quick-links-1.0,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,vertical_menu_enabled,qode-title-hidden,qode_grid_1300,side_area_uncovered_from_content,footer_responsive_adv,qode-content-sidebar-responsive,qode-theme-ver-11.2,qode-theme-bridge,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.1.1,vc_responsive

Strong Europe. How NATO’s Warsaw Summit Could Change the Alliance.

Drodzy Czytelnicy,

w imieniu Ambasady RP w Luksemburgu pragniemy zaprosić Was na interesującą konferencje pt. STRONG EUROPE. How NATO’s Warsaw Summit Could Change the Alliance, który odbędzie się 18 kwietnia 2016 o godz. 11, w siedzibie NSPA (NATO Support and ProcurementAgency)w  Capellen (11, rue de la Gare).

Ambasada RP prosi o wcześniejsze potwierdzenie uczestnictwa.

Konferencja odbędzie się w języku angielskim. Wszystkie informacje o tym spotkaniu mogą Państwo odnaleźć poniżej.


How NATO’s Warsaw Summit Could Change the Alliance.

Monday, 18 April 2016, 11.00 to noon
Free admission
NSPA – NATO Support and Procurement Agency
11, rue de la Gare
L-8325 Capellen

Poland and other NATO members on the eastern flank hope that the next NATO Summit will become a turning-point. Facing security challenges mainly posed by Russia’s aggressive behavior in eastern Ukraine, these countries expect NATO to become stronger and to move more of its troops and infrastructure to central and eastern Europe. Are these expectations justified and can they be met?Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, Commanding General US Army Europe and former Commander of NATO’s Allied Land Command (LANDCOM), NATO’s most senior land forces command, will try to answer this and other questions pertaining to the future of the most successful western military alliance within a strong Europe.

10.15 – Check-in at NATO Support and Procurement Agency Gate, Capellen
– Escorted to NSPA Conference Centre
11.00 – Introductory remarks by Rear Admiral (retired) Mike Lyden, General Manager, NSPA
11.05 – Keynote Address – Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, U.S. Army, Commanding General, US Army Europe.
11.30 – Comment by Lt. Gen. Andrzej Fałkowski, Poland’s Military Representative at NATO
11.40 – Discussion
Noon – End of conference


Passport/Identity card number:
Car license plate number:

For security reasons, please e-mail this information to the Embassy of Poland: at the latest by Wednesday 13 April.

Seating is limited, please register in advance.

Lieutenant General Andrzej Fałkowski has been Poland’s Military Representative to the NATO and EU Military Committees since 2014. Previously, he served as Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces. From 2011 to 2013, General Fałkowski was Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attaché of Poland to the USA in Washington D.C. and from 2009 to 2011, he was Director of the Logistics and Resources Division in the International Military Staff, NATO HQ in Brussels. His past assignments include: Deputy Head of the Strategic Planning Directorate – J5 of the Polish Armed Forces General Staff (2003-2006), Counselor in the Delegation of the Republic of Poland to NATO and WEU in Brussels (1998–2003) and Deputy Director of the MOD Economic Department (1996-1998). The General earned his B.A. from the Military Academy of Logistics in Poznań (1982), his M.A. from the University of Gdańsk (1985), and Ph.D. from the University of Łódź (1997), all in economics. He also completed Postgraduate Studies in Military Economics at the Economics Faculty of the Military Academy of Politics (1988).
Lieutenant General

Frederick “Ben” Hodges graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned into the Infantry. He commanded Infantry units at the Company, Battalion and Brigade levels in the 101st Airborne Division. He led the “Bastogne” Brigade during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. His most recent operational assignment was as Director of Operations, Regional Command South, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He also served in a variety of Joint and Army Staff positions, including the following: Chief of Plans, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea; Aide-de-Camp to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe; and Director of the Joint Staff Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell. LTG Hodges held the position of Chief of Legislative Liaison for the United States Army, from July 2011 to July 2012. Before taking up his current post as Commanding General, US Army Europe, he was Commander, NATO Allied Land Command from 2012 to 2014.

Mike Lyden is the General Manager of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency, a key element of NATO’s focus on Smart Defense and Agency Reform. He retired as a Rear Admiral from the United States Navy in October 2011 after serving for over 32 years in the Navy Supply Corps, the U.S. Navy’s cadre of business and logistics professionals. His Navy career culminated with his assignment as Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command and 45th Chief of the Navy Supply Corps from 2008 to July 2011.
Mike Lyden received a bachelor’s degree in Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1978. He also received a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in the United States.

Mike Lyden’s afloat tours include supply officer, USS Valdez (FF 1096); stock control officer, USNS Sirius (T-AFS 8); and supply officer, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

His shore and staff assignments include Navy Supply Corps School, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Naval Aviation Supply Office, Naval Supply Systems Command, and Office of Chief of Naval Operations.

His joint and multinational experience includes Director, Logistics and Security Assistance (EUCOM J-4), United States European Command, Stuttgart, Germany; Commander, Defense Supply Center Richmond,Va.: and as Executive Officer to the Director, Defense Logistics Agency.

2016 – Invitation NSPA – April 18