Press Releases 2014
Lieutenant General Jarmo Lindberg to become new Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces
The 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/.
Lindberg, Jarmo Ilmari
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 -
First Lieutenant 1984
Lieutenant Colonel 1995
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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