Military Capabilities

US 1st Cavalry Division to provide forward headquarters in Poland after exercise ‘Defender-Europe 20’

11 December 2019

US Army Europe (USAREUR) has revealed that the 1st Cavalry Division will be the formation that will provide a headquarters (forward) in Poland under the Joint Declaration on Advancing Defense Cooperation signed by President Donald Trump and his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, on the fringes of the UN General Assembly in New York on 23 September.

Replying to a question from Jane's during a telephone press briefing on 9 December, Brigadier General Sean Bernabe, USAREUR's deputy chief of staff for operations, said the 1st Cavalry would assume the mission of providing the divisional headquarters forward based in Poznan "shortly after" participating in exercise 'Defender-Europe 2020'.

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