Captain (Ret.) Ryszard Grudziński was promoted to the first commissioned officer’s rank and graduated from the Polish Navy University with his master degree in 1988. He spent next twelve years in the Submarine Service. Since 1996 to 1998 he was a commanding officer of the Foxtrot Class submarine - ORP “Wilk”. In 1995 he continued his post graduation military education in the Command and Staff Institute of the Naval University, where he worked as a faculty from 1998 to 1999. After that he assumed a position of the Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of the Submarine Squadron. In 2001-2002 he was responsible for Polish part of the Norwegian project “Kobben to Poland” and for training of the first Kobben crew in Bergen.
He was a senior specialist in the area of the Submarine Service in the Polish Navy Headquarters in Gdynia for the next three years, and after that assumed a position of the senior specialist in the Polish Military Representation at the NATO and EU Military Committees in Brussels. His duties there concentrated on the Alliance engagement in Afghanistan, Iraq and in the Mediterranean. Apart of this he took part in the negotiations of the NATO Response Force (NRF) Concept and represented Poland in the Maritime Standardization Board.
He continued his military service in the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces as a Main Specialist in the team of the Assistant of the Chief of General Staff for Maritime Affairs, and in 2010 assumed a post of the Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of the 3rd Ships Flotilla in Gdynia.
In 2014 he took the position of the Senior Adviser in the Internal Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Headquarters in Kabul. His area of responsibility embraced coordination of cooperation of Security and Non-security Ministries of the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. In 2016 he was graduated from the Naval Command Course in the US Naval War College in Newport. Currently he pursues his scientific interest and education in the PhD course in the Polish Navy University in Gdynia. He has retired from the Navy in 2018. His personal interest focuses on golf and hunting.