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Heiskanen, Mikko Petteri

Brigadier General

Position

Chief of C5

Date and place of birth

12th April 1963, Helsinki

Family

Spouse Pia Heiskanen
Two children

Education and career

  • Matriculation Examination, Nikkari High School, Kerava 1982
  • Military Academy, 70th Cadet Course 1983–1986
  • Instructor and Deputy Company Commander Leader, Jaeger Brigade 1986–1988
  • Company Commander and Chief of Signals, Jaeger Brigade 1988–1990
  • Captain Course 29, Signals 1990–1991
  • Instructor, Signal Regiment 1990–1991
  • Signals Instructor, Military Academy 1991–1992
  • General Staff Officer Course,
  • National Defence University 1992–1995
  • Instructor, Signal School, Signal Regiment 1995–1997
  • Staff Officer, Defence Command 1997–2000
  • Senior Staff Officer, Defence Command 2000–2002
  • Staff Officer, MND (N) Bosnia-Herzegovina 2001 – 2002
  • Battalion Commander, Karelia Brigade 2002–2004
  • Senior Command Course 2004
  • C5 Representative, Mission of Finland to NATO and the EUE 2004–2006
  • Chief of Research and Development Division, Finnish Defence Forces C4 Agency 2007–2010
  • Cyber Orientation Program, United States of America 2008
  • Deputy Chief of Division, C4 Division, Defence Command 2010–2014
  • High Command Course 21 2011
  • 201st National Defence Course 2012
  • Director, Finnish Defence Forces C5 Agency 2014–2015
  • DCOS C5 2016

Promotions

  • Lieutenant 1986
  • First Lieutenant 1988
  • Captain 1991
  • Major 1995
  • Lieutenant Colonel 2002
  • Colonel 2010
  • Brigadier General 2015

Decorations

  • Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland
  • Medal for Military Merits
  • Medal of Merit, Finnish Officers Association
  • Signal Cross, with clasp
  • NATO Medal, SFOR