Deputy Commanding General - Interoperability

Maj. Gen. Adam Joks (Polish Army)

Major General Adam Joks was born on 5 July 1966 in Ostrzeszów, Poland.  He assumed duties of the Deputy Commanding General - Interoperability  of the U.S. V Corps on 1 August 2021.  MG Joks entered the Mechanized Infantry Military Academy in Wroclaw in  1986 and, once graduated, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in 1990. Between 1990 and 1992 MG Joks was attached to 13th Mechanized  Regiment in Kożuchów as a Platoon Leader. From 1993 to 1994 he  attended courses for platoon leaders and company commanders  organised by the Bundeswehr, and served in 192nd Panzergrenadier  Battalion in Ahlen–Westfalen. In 1994 he became Company Commander  in the 9th Military Training Centre in Ostrów Wielkopolski and later the same  year was promoted to Captain.

In 1997 MG Joks started studies at the Military Academy in Warsaw and after graduation in 1999 was assigned Commander of the Infantry Battalion in the 34th Armoured Brigade in  Żagań and Chief of S-5 Section. He stayed there until 2002 when he moved to the G-3 Directorate of the  Polish Land Forces Command to assume duties of a Specialist and later Senior Staff Officer for Central Civil-  Military Cooperation (CIMIC). In the meantime, in 2004, MG Joks completed postgraduate studies in Political  Science and Administration at the Warsaw University and postgraduate military studies in Crisis Management  at the National Defence University in Warsaw. Between 2004 and 2005 MG Joks served at the Multinational Division Central-South in Iraq where he was a  Deputy Chief G-9 Division. In 2007 MG Joks was assigned Commander of the Central CIMIC Group in Kielce and promoted to Colonel.  Also in 2007 he completed studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in  Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Between 2008 and 2012 he was Chief G-3 in the Land Operations Directorate of the  Land Forces Command. In the meantime MG Joks completed Strategic Studies at the US Army War College  in Carlisle Barracks (2010-2011). In 2012, he took command over 6th Airborne Brigade in Cracow and in  August 2013 was promoted to Brigadier General. In October 2015 MG Joks was appointed the first Commander of the Multinational Brigade LITPOLUKRBRIG  (Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian) in Lublin. In January 2016 MG Joks received his PhD in Security Science at the National Defence Academy in Warsaw.

Later that year, he was assigned Chief of Airborne and Motorised Forces Directorate in General Command. Also in 2016 he accomplished the Generals, Flag Officers and Ambassadors’ Course, at the NATO Defence College in Rome. From 2017 to 2018 MG Joks was Chief of Staff in Multinational Division North East in Elbląg, he also attended the Senior Leader Course in Baltic Defence College, Tartu, Estonia. In January 2018 he became a Deputy Chief of Staff of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces and was  promoted to Major General. He assumed the command of the Joint Force Training Centre in Bydgoszcz,  Poland, on 11 July 2019. Major General Adam Joks interests include military history, jogging and hunting. He is married to Agata and they have two sons, Mikołaj and Maksymilian. He is a happy grandfather to  Franciszek and Kazimierz.
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