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07.03.2014 11:07

Lieutenant General Jarmo Lindberg to become new Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces

LindbergThe President of Finland Sauli Niinistö has appointed on 7 March Lieutenant General Jarmo Lindberg as the next Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces as of 1 August 2014 for a five-year term.

Lieutenant General Jarmo Ilmari Lindberg (b. 1959) has been serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff Logistics and Armaments since 2012.  He has previously served as Air Force Commander, Chief of Current Operations and Assistant Chief of Staff J3 in the Defence Command, Commander of Lapland Air Command, Chief of Plans and Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff Air Force Operations and Chief of Pilot Training in the Air Force Command and Fighter Squadron Commander in Satakunta Air Command. He began his career as an officer pilot and flight commander in Karelia Air Command. Lindberg completed the General Staff Officer Course in 1993. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in 2011.

It is worth noting that Lindberg participated in Finland's acquisition of F-18 Hornets as one of the first Finnish fighter pilots. He also had a significant role in their service introduction and maintenance. As an officer, he has an extensive experience in operational tasks as chief of currents plans, in logistics and armaments as the Defence Forces' deputy chief of staff (logistics and armaments) and as Service commander when he was the Air Force commander. Lindberg has also worked in close cooperation with the Finnish Ministry of Defence in the preparation of various government reports. General Lindberg has been in charge of implementing the biggest change in Finland's current defence reform, the establishing and launching of the Defence Forces' Logistics Command.

For more information, please contact Director General Jukka Juusti from the Ministry of Defence, tel. +358 (0)295 140 400.

All contacts to General Lindberg are to be directed to the Public Information Division of the Defence Command tel. +358 (0)299 800/.

Curriculum Vitae

Lindberg, Jarmo Ilmari

Lieutenant General

Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics and Armaments

Date and place of birth
10. June 1959, Oulu

Maria Helena Lindberg
Military education and career
Flight Cadet Course     1979-82
Officer Pilot, Karelia Air Command     1982-87
MiG-21BIS instructor pilot, Fighter Squadron 31     1987-91
Deputy Flight Commander, Training Flight, Fighter Squadron 31, MiG-21BIS     1988
Finnish MiG-21BIS Demo pilot     1988-91
Flight Commander, Training Flight, Fighter Squadron 31     1989-90
Flight Commander, Operational Flight, Fighter Squadron 31     1990-1991
War Collage, Air Warfare Class     1991-93
Chief of FiAF Pilot Training, FiAF HQ     1993-94
US Navy F/A-18 Hornet training, CATII Course 5-95, VFA-125, NAS Lemoore C AUS Navy Instructor Upgrade Training, NAS Lemoore CA & NAS Fallon, NV     1995
Commander, Fighter Squadron 21, F/A-18C/D Hornet     1995-99
Deputy Chief of Staff Air Force Operations, Finnish Air Force HQ     1999-2000
Chief of Plans and Ops (A5/A3), Finnish Air Force HQ     2001-03
Assistant Chief of Finnish Defence Staff Ops Division     2004
Commander, Lapland Air Command     2005
Deputy Chief of Operations, Finnish Defence Staff     2005-06
Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations Division (J3), Defence Command     2007-08
Commander, Finnish Air Force     07/01/08
Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics and Armaments     1.3.2012 -

Lieutenant                    1982
First Lieutenant            1984
Captain                         1987
Major                            1992
Lieutenant Colonel       1995
Colonel                         2001
Brigadier General         2005
Major General              2008
Lieutenant General      2011
Knight, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland      
Medal for Military Merits      
Cross of Liberty      
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