Nisula, Kari Juhani

Rank

Brigadier General

Assignment

Assistant Chief of Staff Operations

Date and place of birth

11 October 1967 in Jalasjärvi

Family

Common-law spouse Maarit Isola
Three children

Training

  • Matriculation examination, Parainen High School 1986
  • Military service, Coastal Artillery 1987
  • Military Academy, Cadet Course 75 1988-1991
  • Battalion Commander Course 1995
  • Senior Staff Officer Course 1999
  • General Staff Officer Course (2000)

Duties

  • Instructor, Armour Battalion, Armoured Brigade 1991-1993
  • Company Second in Command, Company Commander, Armour Battalion,
  • Armoured Brigade 1993-1996
  • Chief of Section, Armour School, Armoured Brigade 1996-1998
  • Senior Staff Officer, Defence Staff 2000-2005
  • Deputy Contingent Commander, ISAF Operation 2005-2006
  • Instructor, Head of Teaching Group, Department of Tactics,
  • National Defence University 2006-2010
  • Commandant of the Armour School, Armoured Brigade 2010-2012
  • Senior Staff Officer INF, Army Command 2012-2014
  • Detachment Commander, UNIFIL 2004
  • Instructor, Head Instructor of Land Warfare, Department of Warfare,
  • National Defence University 2015
  • Head of Department, Department of Warfare, National Defence University 2016-2017
  • Commander of the Armoured Brigade 2017-2019
  • Assistant Chief of Staff Operations, Defence Command 2019 -

Promotions

  • Second Lieutenant 1988
  • Lieutenant 1990
  • First Lieutenant 1991
  • Captain 1996
  • Major 2000
  • Lieutenant Colonel 2009
  • Colonel 2016
  • Brigadier General 2019

Decorations

  • Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland
  • Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland
  • Medal for Military Merits
  • The Infantry Cross of Merit with clasp
  • Blue Cross
  • NATO Medal, ISAF Operation, Afghanistan
  • UN Medal, UNIFIL Operation, Lebanon

Languages

Finnish, English, Swedish