Major General Janusz Bojarski was born in Krasnosielc (Poland) on 24 June 1956. He joined the Polish Armed Forces in 1975. After graduating from the Signal Officer’s College in 1979, he served in a variety of posts including platoon leader in the Polish Air Force units and Chief Editor in the military section of the Polish Radio.
In 1991 he was appointed as the senior officer in the Defense Attachés’ Bureau of the Polish MoD and in 1993 he began his diplomatic career as the Assistant Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attaché to the Polish Embassy in Paris. After his tour of duty in France, in 1998 he became the Chief of Foreign Relations Office in the Military Intelligence Service. Promoted to Colonel in 1999, he was appointed as director of the Defense Attachés’ Bureau.
From 2000 to 2004 Janusz Bojarski held the position of the Defense and Air Attaché to the Polish Embassy in Washington D.C. During his mission he was instrumental in managing the F-16 program between the Polish Ministry of National Defense and the US Government. In 2004 he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and he served as the Deputy Director of the Military Intelligence Service for intelligence production. In December 2007 he took office of the Director of the Personnel Department in the Polish MoD.
Janusz Bojarski holds a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University in Washington D.C. (2007). He also holds a degree in Pedagogy from Warsaw Military Academy (1984). He has completed Journalism and National Security Postgraduate Studies at University of Warsaw. His education also includes NATO International Intelligence Directors Course at the Defense Intelligence and Security Center in the UK, NATO flag officers course at the NDC and Security Assistance Management Foreign Purchasers Course at the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management in Ohio, USA. He also received the French Business Language Certificate from the French Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris.
He is the recipient of numerous awards for his professional work: International Award for Security Cooperation and Understanding from the National Defense University Foundation, Legion of Merit from the United States Secretary of Defense and Ordre National du Merit from the President of France.
Janusz Bojarski is fluent in English, French and conversational Russian.
His interests include history, hunting and fishing.
Janusz Bojarski and his wife Kasia have two daughters: Aleksandra and Karolina.