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Hulkko, Petri Jussi Mikael

Lieutenant General

Position

Commander of the Finnish Army

Date and place of birth

26 September 1961 in Juuka, Finland

Spouse

Married
Four children

Military education and career

  • Military Academy 1981–1984
  • Platoon Commander, Parachute School 1984–1986
  • Company Second in Command, Parachute School 1986–1988
  • Infantry Captain’s Course 1988–1989
  • Company Commander, Parachute School 1990–1993
  • General Staff Officer Course 1993–1995
  • Staff Officer, Operations Division, Eastern Command Headquarters 1995–1998
  • Staff Officer, Operations Division, Defence Command 1998–1999
  • Staff Officer, JC North (AFNORTH), Brunssum, The Netherlands 1999–2001
  • Senior Command Course 2001
  • Chief of the Defence Forces Operations Centre, Defence Command 2001–2003
  • Deputy Chief of Division, Operations Division, Eastern Command Headquarters 2003–2004
  • Regiment Commander, Utti Jaeger Regiment 2004–2008
  • Military Adviser to the Minister of Defence 2008–2011
  • High Command Course 2009
  • Senior Executives in National and International Security, Harvard 2009
  • National Defence Course 2010
  • Assistant Chief of Staff, Plans and Policy Division, Army Command 2011–2012
  • Deputy Chief of Staff Army Operations, Army Command 2012–2016
  • Chief of Staff, Army Command 1.9.2014–31.12.2014
  • Chief of Staff, Army Command 1.1.2017–31.7.2017
  • Commander of the Finnish Army 1.8.2017–

Promotions

  • Lieutenant 1984
  • First Lieutenant 1986
  • Captain 1990
  • Major 1995
  • Lieutenant Colonel 2001
  • Colonel 2006
  • Brigadier General 2012
  • Major General 2016
  • Lieutenant General 2018

Decorations

  • Commander of the Order of the White Rose of Finland
  • Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland
  • Medal for Military Merits
  • Cross of Merit of the Frontier Guards
  • Medal of Merit First Class, of the Civil Defence
  • Gold Medal of Merit of the Reserve Officers Association
  • Gold Medal of Merit of the Finnish War Veterans’ Federation

Languages

Finnish, Swedish, English