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Would be an honor to serve in Poland. Can an American pilot transfer to the Polish Airforce?


ArturSzastak
2 Feb 2007 #1
I'm interested in serving in the air force, but i live in US.

would be an honor to serve in Poland. Can an American pilot transfer to the Polish Air force?

whats the pay like for Polish pilots? what are their days like? are they helping in Iraq like Polish ground forces and GROM special forces units?

any info about MODERN DAY Polish pilots would be great.

by the way, the reason i want to join the air force is because my heroes were the best pilots to ever fly. Miroslaw Feric, Witold Lokuciewski, Jan Zumbach, Zdzislaw Krasnodebski, and Wirtold Urbanowicz.

Witold Urbanowicz*** mis-spelling, my mistake
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161
4 Feb 2007 #2
Can an American pilot transfer to the Polish Air force?

Need to be fluent in Polish of course and have a Polish citizenship - only, not dual.
Kobukowski - | 1
21 Nov 2010 #3
Merged: Can an American citizen who is not a citizen of Poland join the Polish Army?

I am an American citizen, and a Polish-American. I want to start a career in soldiering but do not want to join the American Army. As a member of the Polish diaspora, the obvious alternative was the Polish Army. As a member of Polonia without Polish citizenship, can I join the Polish Army? And if I can, what steps do I take to get to that point and to join?
skysoulmate 14 | 1,296
21 Nov 2010 #4
As a member of the Polish diaspora who's a member of the US national guard (part time nowadays) I'd say you should be able to begin the process as long as you're a legal resident of Poland. Eventually you'll have to become a citizen I'd imagine just as it is in the US. I'm guessing that you either didn't make it in the US military and want to give it a try somewhere else (might be a good idea) or are trying to make a political statement. Either way, remember that you'll probably end up serving in similar places (NATO member).

Either way good luck to you and greetings from hong kong btw.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
21 Nov 2010 #5
Either way, remember that you'll probably end up serving in similar places (NATO member).

Serving under American command no doubt, as well.
Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535
21 Nov 2010 #6
Come to Poland, there are so many fields to serve the people apart from army.
Ironside 51 | 11,510
21 Nov 2010 #7
without Polish citizenship,

no you cannot ....
1jola 14 | 1,879
21 Nov 2010 #8
Eventually you'll have to become a citizen I'd imagine just as it is in the US.

I had served 5 years in the USAF as a Polish citizen only along with Cuban citizens, Canadian, etc. Maybe this has changed recently with the war on terra.
Bolle 1 | 147
21 Nov 2010 #9
I am an American citizen, and a Polish-American. I want to start a career in soldiering but do not want to join the American Army. As a member of the Polish diaspora, the obvious alternative was the Polish Army. As a member of Polonia without Polish citizenship, can I join the Polish Army? And if I can, what steps do I take to get to that point and to join?

If you have at least one grandparent with polish citizenship, you can get PL citizenship as well. Might make things easier. Just saying.

Also learn polish (if you can't already speak).

Then move to Poland and get yourself zameldowany.
jonni 16 | 2,485
21 Nov 2010 #10
You'll need to speak very good Polish, and should be aware that pay and conditions are much worse.
goodforce
14 Jul 2014 #11
Merged: is it possible for a foreigner to join the navy, army or airforce of Poland

hi i have some military experience, i was wondering if i could join the navy, army or air force of Poland. How long do i need to be in Poland to join?
Bieganski 17 | 896
14 Jul 2014 #12
hi i have some military experience, i was wondering if i could join the navy, army or air force of Poland. How long do i need to be in Poland to join?

You must be a Polish citizen first among other requirements.

From Poland's Ministry of National Defence
archiwalny.mon.gov.pl/en/strona/333/LG_260_261

Only professional soldiers serve in the Polish Armed Forces.

Only Polish citizens can be professional soldiers and must have an unimpeachable reputation, an unwavering loyalty to the Republic of Poland, appropriate qualifications as well as being physically and mentally fit for military service. Being a professional soldier requires discipline, loyalty and devotion.

In your status as a foreigner another thing to remember is that if you have no command of the Polish language (reading, writing, aural and verbal) then you would be of no use in the Polish armed forces. How do you think you would follow through with an order if you can't comprehend what is being tasked to you? They won't accommodate you by speaking in English or providing a translator to accompany you around.

There are some countries like France, Britain and the US which allow foreigners to join their ranks. But these are mainly low skilled, non-critical positions which have a high turnover rate of personnel anyway and only a very basic understanding of the native language is required. Essentially cannon fodder assignments.

And in case you are wondering, Poland doesn't offer language training nor a pathway to citizenship for foreigners seeking to join.
Dont gag me yo 7 | 156
14 Jul 2014 #13
hi i have some military experience, i was wondering if i could join the navy, army or air force of Poland. How long do i need to be in Poland to join?

I dont know what country are you from but I hope you considered that most of the countries will disown you for serving in another countries army.
goodforce
14 Jul 2014 #14
most of the countries will disown you for serving in another countries

Don't ask. Don't tell.


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