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Jokinen, Jukka Erkki Paavali

Brigadier General

Position

Commander of the Karelia Brigade

Date and place of birth

4 June 1967, Vihti

Family

Married to Sanna Forsman-Jokinen

Career

  • Matriculation examination, Vihti High School 1987
  • Military service, Helsinki Air Defence Regiment 1987 - 1988
  • Instructor, Reserve Officer School 1988 - 1989
  • Officer's Degree, Military Academy 1989 - 1992
  • Instructor and Unit Deputy Commander, Uusimaa Jaeger Battalion 1992 - 1996
  • Army Company Commander Course 1995
  • Battalion Commander Course 1996
  • Unit Deputy Commander, Guard Jaeger Regiment 1996 - 1997
  • Anti-tank Officer Course 1997
  • Unit Commander, Guard Jaeger Regiment 1997
  • Battalion Officer, Staff Officer, Guard Jaeger Regiment 1998 - 2003
  • Senior Staff Officer Course and General Staff Officer’s Degree 2000 - 2001
  • Deputy of Battalion Commander, Guard Jaeger Regiment 2002
  • Regional Defence Course 2002
  • Staff Officer, Finnish Battalion Kosovo, KFOR 2003 - 2004
  • Senior Staff Officer, Defence Command    2004 - 2006
  • 3rd ADC to the President of the Republic 2006 - 2008
  • 180. National Defence Course 2007
  • 2nd ADC to the President of the Republic 2008 - 2010
  • 1st ADC to the President of the Republic 2010 - 2012
  • Battalion Commander, Guard Jaeger Regiment 2012 - 2014
  • Senior Command Course 2014
  • Chief of Branch, Defence Command 2014 - 2015
  • Commandant of the Military Academy, National Defence University 2016 - 2018
  • Director of National Defence Courses, National Defence University 2018 - 2019
  • Commander of the Karelia Brigade 1 August 2019 -

Promotions

  • 1988 Second Lieutenant
  • 1991 Lieutenant
  • 1993 First Lieutenant
  • 1998 Captain
  • 2001 Major
  • 2009 Lieutenant Colonel
  • 2016 Colonel
  • 2019 Brigadier General
  • Decorations
  • Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland
  • Medal for Military Merits

Languages

Finnish, Swedish, English