Jäämeri, Kim Erkki Akseli

Lieutenant General

Position

Deputy chief of staff, strategy

Date and place of birth

5 June 1964, Helsinki

Family

Married
Three children

Military education and career

  • Pilot Reserve Officer 1982 – 1983
  • Air Force Academy 1984 – 1987
  • Fighter Pilot and Fighter Weapons Instructor, Fighter Squadron 21, Satakunta Air Command 1988 – 1992
  • Test Pilot School 1992 – 1993
  • Flight Commander and Squadron Test Pilot, Fighter Squadron 21, Satakunta Air Command 1993 – 1997
  • F/A–18 Strike Fighter Pilot and Instructor, US Navy, Lemoore, USA 1995
  • Collège Interarmées de Défense, Paris, France 1998 – 1999
  • Commander, Fighter Squadron 21, Satakunta Air Command 1999 – 2001
  • Military Assistant 1 to the Chairman of the European Union Military Committee, Brussels, Belgium 2001 – 2004
  • Chief of Air Warfare Branch, Defence Command Finland 2004 – 2006
  • Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, Defence Command Finland 2006
  • Operational Planning, Defence Command Finland 2007
  • Senior International Defence Management Course, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, USA 2007
  • Director, National Defence Courses, National Defence University, Finland 2007 – 2010
  • Commander, Satakunta Air Command 2011 – 2012
  • DCOS Air Force Operations, Air Force Command Finland 2012 – 2014
  • Commander of the Finnish Air Force 1.4.2014 – 31.5.2017
  • Deputy chief of staff, strategy 31.5.2017 -

Promotions

  • Second Lieutenant 1983
  • Lieutenant 1987
  • Senior Lieutenant 1989
  • Captain 1992
  • Major 1997
  • Lieutenant Colonel 1999
  • Colonel 2006
  • Brigadier General 2013
  • Major General 2014
  • Lieutnant General 2017

Decorations

  • Cross of Liberty, 2nd Class, of the Order of the Cross of Liberty
  • Knight, 1st Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland
  • Medal for Military Merits
  • Medal of Merit, 1st Class, of Civil Defence
  • Medal of Merit of the Association of Voluntary Defence Guilds

Languages

Finnish, Swedish, English, French