Graduate, Krakow Medical Academy. Master of Arts in History of Art, Jagiellonian University.
Advisor to the chief negotiator with the European Union Republic of Poland, 1998—1999, deputy minister defense, 1999—2000, minister defense, since 2007. Deputy, Member of Parliament Sejm, Poland, 2001—2004. Polish representative Council Europe Parliamentary Assembly, 2003.
Polish observer European Parliament, 2003—2004, Member of the European Parliament, European People’s Party, 2004—2007. Lecturer, department European studies Jagiellonian University. Founder, president Institute Strategic Studies, Krakow.
Member International Institute Strategic Studies, London. Vice-chairman foreign affairs committee, member national defense committee Sejm. Member foreign affairs, civil liberties, justice and home affairs committees European Parliament, member subcommittee on security and defense, chairman, delegate for relations with Belarus.
Expert on foreign policy and international security.