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Mattsson, Kim Jouni Ilari

Brigadier General

Position

Adjutant General

Date and place of birth

29 November 1962, Helsinki

Family
Two children

Military education and career

  • Conscript, Häme Cavalry Battalion 1981–82
  • Platoon leader, Uusimaa Jaeger Battalion 1985–89
  • Instructor, Military Academy 1989–93
  • Observer, UNTSO 1992–93
  • Chief of Operation Office, Häme Regiment 1995–96
  • Staff officer, Operational Division 1996–97
  • Military Assistant to the Chief of the Defence Staff 1997–2000
  • Third aide-de-camp to the President 2000–2001
  • Second aide-de-camp to the President 2001–2003
  • First aide-de-camp to the President 2003–2006
  • Fellow, Harvard University 2006–2007
  • Special Task, Staff Officer, Defence Staff 2007–2008
  • Commanding Officer, UtJR 2008–2011
  • Director of National Defence Courses 2011–2013
  • Deputy Chief J5, Defence Command 2013–15
  • Adjutant General, Defence Command 2015–

Promotions

  • Second lieutenant 1982
  • Lieutenant 1985
  • Senior lieutenant 1987
  • Captain 1990
  • Major 1995
  • Lieutenant colonel 2001
  • Colonel 2007
  • Brigadier General 2015

Decorations

  • Commander, Order of the Lion of Finland
  • Medal for Military Merits
  • Medal for Police Merits
  • Medal of United Nations
  • Several foreign decorations