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Renko, Kari Juhani

Major General

Position

Chief of Logistics Command

Date and place of birth

23.6.1961, Salo

Family

Married to Leena Renko
Two children

Career

  • Master of Science, Aeronautical Engineering, Helsinki University of Technology 1987
  • Research Engineer, Helsinki University of Technology 1987 – 1992
  • Technical Specialist, Air Force HQ 1992 – 1997
  • Branch Chief, Air Force HQ 1997 – 2004
  • Technical Director, Karelia Air Command 2004 – 2006
  • Deputy Department Chief, Air Force HQ 2006 – 2007
  • Assistant Defence Attaché (Security Cooperation), Washington D.C. 2007 – 2010
  • Deputy Department Chief, Air Force Materiel Command 2010
  • Chief, Programmes Division, Air Force Materiel Command 2010 – 2014
  • Chief of Armaments, Chief Engineer 1.6.2014 – 31.12.2014
  • Deputy Chief of Logistics Establishment 2015 – 2019
  • Chief of Logistics Establishment 2019 –

Promotions

  • Lieutenant 1988
  • Senior Lieutenant (Eng.) 1994
  • Capitain (Eng.) 1998
  • Major (Eng.)i 2002
  • Lieutenat Colonel (Eng.) 2007
  • Colonel (Eng.) 2012
  • Brigadier General (Eng.) 2014
  • Major General (Eng.) 2018

Decorations

  • Knight 1st Class, Order of the Finnish Lion
  • Medal for Military Merits
  • Commander of the Order of the White Rose (of Finland)

Languages

Finnish, Swedish, English, German