Col. Michał Marciniak

Deputy head of the Armament Agency, plenipotentiary of the Ministry of Defense for Integrated Air and Missile Defense

Col. Michał M. Marciniak is the Deputy Head of the Armament Agency and the Plenipotentiary of the Minister of National Defense for Integrated Air & Missile Defense Program.

He is responsible for all aspects connected with “WISŁA” and “NAREW” systems, including PATRIOT/IBCS and short range air defense system acquisition, training, technical specification, logistic package and sustain, unit structures, infrastructure.

Commissioned in 2000 as a graduate of Military University of Technology - master’s degree of engineering - aircraft and helicopters avionics. In 36th Special Airlift Regiment he has commanded helicopter maintenance unit and logistic section. In 2004 graduated Academy of National Defense - Air Force Management Postgraduate Studies and was posted to 36th regiment’s staff. In 2008 Col. Marciniak graduated security assistance course in DISAM (USA) to be prepared for stuffing position as an Air Force Affairs Officer in Foreign Services Division (FMS Office), Armed Forces Procurement Department, Polish Ministry of National Defence. Additionally, on behalf of the Undersecretary of State - National Armaments Director, Col. Marciniak was C-130 FMS Program Coordinator.

In 2011 Col. Marciniak was appointed to a new position – Chief of Armament’s Program Branch in Aviation Technique Division in Armament Inspectorate. After that he got promoted to the new position – Deputy Chief of Aviation Technique Division. During his service in aviation area he has directed acquisition of JASSM and JASSM ER missiles, FMS follow-on support cases for F-16s, aviation simulators, C-295M and M-28 aircraft acquisition. From mid-2016 until the end of 2021 he was responsible for acquisition and development to the Polish Armed Forces VIP aircraft – Gulfstream G550 and Boeing B737-800/BBJ2.

In 2019 he earned PhD in Engineering in Air Force Institute of Technology in Warsaw.


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