Sections
Menu
Puolustusvoimat

Myllykangas, Markku Johannes

Major General

Position

Chief of Staff, Army Command

Date and place of birth

15 July 1961, Kankaanpää

Family

Married to Tuula Myllykangas
Two children

Military education and career

  • Military Academy 1982 – 1985
  • Platoon leader, Satakunta Artillery Regiment 1985 – 1986
  • Instruction officer, Reserve Officer School 1986 – 1993
  • General Staff Officer Course, National Defence University 1993 – 1995
  • Senior Staff Officer, Kymi Military Province HQ 1995 – 1997
  • Chief of Operations Division, Reserve Officer School 1997 – 2000
  • Senior Staff Officer, Defence Command Finland 2000 – 2002
  • Chief of Reserve Officer Courses, Reserve Officer School 2002 – 2003
  • Chief of Staff, Reserve Officer School 2003 – 2004
  • Deputy Chief of Operations, Eastern Command 2005 – 2007
  • DACOS plans (G5), Army Command Finland 2008 – 2009
  • Brigade Commander, Artillery Brigade 2009 – 2012
  • National Defence Course 2010
  • Senior Course 120, NDC (Nato Defense College) 2012
  • ACOS Plans and Policy (G5), Army Command Finland 2012 – 2013
  • Chief of Current Operations (J3), Defence Command Finland 2013 – 31.7.2017
  • Chief of Staff, Army Command 1.8.2017 –

Promotions

  • Lieutenant 1985
  • First Lieutenant 1987
  • Captain 1990
  • Major 1995
  • Lieutenant Colonel 2001
  • Colonel 2008
  • Brigadier General 2013
  • Major General 6.12.2017

Decorations

  • Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland, First Class
  • Commander, Cross of the Order of the Lion of Finland
  • Medal for Military Merits
  • Cross of Merit of the Border Guard
  • Civil Defence Medal of Merit, First Class
  • War of Independence  Heritage Federation’s Blue Cross with Spruce
  • Silver Medal of Merit of the Reserve Officers’ Association
  • Medal of Merit First Class, of the Civil Defence
  • Cross of Merit of the Infantry
  • Medal of Merit of the Artillery
  • Medal of Merit of the Frontier Guards

Languages

  • Finnish, Swedish, English