JW GROM facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsOperational-Maneuver Response Group
|Jednostka Wojskowa GROM|
Official JW GROM logo
|Active||July 13, 1990 – present|
|Branch||Special Troops Command|
|Part of||Before October 1, 1999: Ministry of Interior
October 1, 1999 – present: Polish Armed Forces
|Garrison/HQ||Warsaw HQ, Gdańsk; Poland|
|Nickname(s)||The unseen & silent; The Surgeons|
|Motto(s)||Siła i Honor! Tobie Ojczyzno! (Strength and Honor! For you, Fatherland!)|
|płk Mariusz Pawluk|
|Sławomir Petelicki, Marian Sowiński, Roman Polko|
JW GROM (full name: Jednostka Wojskowa GROM im. Cichociemnych Spadochroniarzy Armii Krajowej, English: Military Unit GROM named in honour of the Silent Unseen of the Home Army) is one of Poland's premier special missions unit.
The unit's other name is Jednostka Wojskowa 2305 (Military Unit No. 2305). GROM operators gained the nickname of "The Surgeons" due to their extensive medical training and knowledge and their surgical ability to coordinate and execute special operations. GROM was originally modeled on NATO's tier one special operations units such as the US Army's 1st SFOD-D (Delta Force), the US Navy's SEAL Team Six (DEVGRU) and the British Army's SAS.
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Polish GROM forces in sea operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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