U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Tomasz Bartoszyn, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, receives a plaque of appreciation from Polish Command Sgt. Maj. Marek Kajko, commandant of the Polish Land Forces NCO Academy, during a ceremony in Poznan, Poland, Dec, 9, 2011. While Polish soldiers routinely attend the U.S. 7th Army's NCO Acdemy in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Bartoszyn is the first U.S. Soldier to attend and graduate from the Polish NCO Academy.