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Keränen, Juha-Pekka

Brigadier General

Position

Deputy Chief of Staff Air Force Operations, Air Force Command Finland

Date and place of birth

1 May 1968 Valkeala, Finland

Training

  •    Conscript, Air Force Academy, 1987-1988
  •     Cadet (Cadet Sergeant), Military Academy and Air Force Academy, 1988-1991
  •     Flight Instructor Course 1994-1995
  •     Commander Course, 1979
  •     Senior Staff Officer Course 2000-2001
  •     General Staff Officer Course    2003-2004
  •     Senior Command Course 2008
  •     National Defence Course 2014
  •     High Command Course    2015

Career path

  •     Officer Pilot (BAE Hawk/MiG-21BIS), Fighter Squadron 31, Karelia Air Command, 1991-1994
  •     F/A-18 flight training, VFA-125 NAS Lemoore, 1995-1996
  •     Flight Instructor (F/A-18), Fighter Squadron 31, Karelia Air Command, 1996-1998
  •     Flight Commander (F/A-18), Fighter Squadron 31, Karelia Air Command, 1998-2000
  •     Flight Commander (F/A-18), Fighter Squadron 31, Karelia Air Command, 2001-2003
  •     Chief of Operations, Karelia Air Command 2004-2006
  •     Commanding Officer of the Air Combat Centre, Air Force Command Finland, 2006-2008
  •     Squadron Commander, Fighter Squadron 21, Satakunta Air Command, 2008-2011
  •     Assistant Chief of Staff , Air Force Command Finland, 2011-2013
  •     Representative of the Air Force Commander, Defence Command Finland, 2013-2015
  •     Commander, Satakunta Air Command 2015-2017
  •     Deputy Chief of Staff Air Force Operations, Air Force Command Finland 2017-2020
  •     Chief of Staff, Air Force Command Finland 2021-

Promotions

  •     Second Lieutenant 1988
  •     Lieutenant 1990
  •     First Lieutenant 1992
  •     Captain 1996
  •     Major 2001
  •     Lieutenant Colonel 2006
  •     Colonel 2012
  •     Brigadier General 2020

Decorations 

  •     Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland
  •     Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland
  •     Medal for Military Merits

Languages

Finnish, English, Swedish