About us

The GROM GROUP can operate in all corners of the globe. Our instructors were trained in various places, among them the Sahara desert and the South American jungle. They took part in combat missions around the world.

Their advantage is the instant ability to plan and conduct operations in various parts of the world. The GROM unit was prepared to assist Poles abducted abroad.

Therefore, in 1998, GROM operators were preparing for action in Chechnya, where five Poles were abducted. In 1995 they were ready to rescue two abducted countrymen in Yugoslavia. In November 1994 the unit was placed on standby when four Polish engineers were abducted in Angola.

GROMGROUP is a corporation led by Polish ex-soldiers from one of the best special military formations in the world – GROM


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What are our origins?

Together with my companions in arms I served in the first fully professional Polish special unit GROM /THUNDER/. After having moved to the reserve, we work for the government, political parties and business corporations. Passing our unique knowledge on to you will be true satisfaction for us.

We are from Poland, a country in the Middle-Eastern Europe, where special forces unit GROM was formed in 1990. I had an honor to be one of the first soldiers in GROM and I committed 12 years to service.

GROM was a secret unit, based on the Birtish 22. SAS unit and the American Delta Force. The unit was created to deal with special purpose tasks. We fought against mob structures, drug cartels, firearm smuggling and illegal migration.

In 1992 Poland saw the most serious government crisis over the last few decades. The whole Polish army was mobilized and on full alert, GROM became responsible for the security of the most important politicians. In 1994 I took part in a mission on Haiti Island in South America together with 54 soldiers.

In a highly prestigious American magazine, Jane's Intelligence Review (no. 8/10 August1998 ), Samuel M. Katz wrote thus about our mission: "Foreign observers were most impressed with GROM capabilities in the protection of VIPs. After arriving in Haiti, the unit replaced Delta operators and SEALís Team 6 , who protected the American generals and dignitaries from the State Department. (...) GROM created several impenetrable circles of security around the American commander, Gen. David C. Made and his staff. Among those protected by GROM there were such persons as the UN Secretary General, Boutros Ghali, Anthony Lake, President Bill Clinton's Advisor for National Security, Defense Secretary, William Perry, and all the greatest personalities visiting the international forces in Haiti. (...) The most dangerous task was to protect the Special Representative of the UN Secretary, General Lakhdar Bramini. The supporters of overthrown dictatorship set a huge prize of 150 thousand dollars for the murder of Bramini, and on the island, where average income amounts to 100 USD there were hundreds of trained killers ready to take up on this offer. GROM soldiers had to be on guard 24 hours a day and seven days a week. The mission ended successfully."

In 1996 I went to the Balkans with 50 soldiers. There, in June 1997, GROM apprehended Slavko Dokmanovic, the mayor of the Yugoslavian city of Vukovar, who oversaw the murder of 261 patients of the local hospital. The "Butcher of Vukovar" was the first citizen of the former Yugoslavia arrested by international forces, accused of committing crimes against humanity!

Subsequent missions are GROM's further success. For years my companions in arms participated in operations in Iraq and from 2002 they conduct secret missions in Afghanistan.

Reserve Major, Doctor of Military Sciences, Tomasz Kowalczyk, founder and co-owner of the GROM GROUP

ABOUT GROM

"In the history of the world special forces three units stand out as the best: the British SAS, the U.S. Delta Force and Polish GROM."

Col. Bernard J. McCabe Jr.. former commander of the 1st Special Operations Detachment Delta

"GROM operated in many places around the world, cooperating with the United States and its allies in the battles against new enemies of freedom."

Michael J. Sulick former director of the U.S. National Clandestine Service

GROM (In Polish: Grupa Reagowania Operacyjno-Manewrowego "Operational Mobile Reaction Group"; the acronym itself means "thunderbolt") is the primary special forces unit of the Polish Armed Forces. It was officially activated on July 8, 1990. It can be and is deployed in a variety of special operations and unconventional warfare roles, including anti-terrorist actions and projection of power behind enemy lines. In the 1970s and 1980s, there were several formations of special forces units within Poland, but these were either trained in purely military tasks (sabotage, disruption of communications and such) or in purely counter-terrorist roles. After the Polish embassy in Bern was taken over by militants of the Polish Revolutionary Home Army in 1982, General Edwin Rozłubirski proposed that a clandestine military unit be established to counter the threat from terrorism and other unconventional threats. This proposal, however, was initially rejected by the Polish People's Army. In 1989, many Jews were allowed to emigrate from the Soviet Union to Israel. Poland was one of the handful of countries that provided aid in the form of organization for the operation, later dubbed Operation Bridge (Operacja Most). After two Polish diplomats were shot in Beirut, Lt. Col. Sławomir Petelicki was sent to Lebanon to secure the transfer of civilians and the Polish diplomatic outposts. Upon his return to Poland, he presented his plan for the creation of a special military unit to the Ministry of Defense, a force that would be trained in special operations to be deployed in the defense of Polish citizens in situations similar to the one in Lebanon. Petelicki's ideas were wellreceived and on July 8, 1990, GROM was formally established as JW 2305.