Colonel (retired) Ray Wojcik is the Director, Center for European Policy Analysis, Warsaw. During his 32 years of service in the US Army, Colonel Wojcik, served as a soldier, non-commissioned officer, and officer in a variety of tactical to strategic assignments. Upon completing his degree at the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, he was commissioned as an infantry officer. Colonel Wojcik served in numerous Command, Staff, Army, Joint and Foreign Area Officer assignments in Europe and the United States culminating in his final tour as Army Attaché, American Embassy, Warsaw. His significant strategic contributions centre on enhancing US and regional security, through assisting allies and partners to increase their defence capacities, capabilities and interoperability.