Grzegorz Wydrowski


A veteran of JW GROM, participated in missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, founder and president of SPRZYMIERZENI Z GROM Foundation. JW GROM (full name: Jednostka Wojskowa GROM im. Cichociemnych Spadochroniarzy Armii Krajowej, English: Operational-Maneuver Response Group, named in honour of the Silent Unseen of the Home Army”) is Poland’s elite counter-terrorism unit formed on 13 July 1990. In terms of operational purposes, JW GROM can be compared to US 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment „Delta” (so-called Delta Force), SEALs DEVGRU – Naval Special Warfare Development Group, British SAS or Israeli Sajjeret Matkal. JW 2305 participated in policing and military operations in, among other places, Haiti, the Balkans, Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The talk will be focused on Grzegorz’s path as a soldier in special forces. We will talk about what is important in life, how to manage it to make it valuable and also about experience of stress in real life-threatening situations and how to cope with that.