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Ylitalo, Tero Juhani

Brigadier General

Position

Deputy Chief of Staff Army Operation

Date and place of birth

30 April 1968 Ilmajoki

Family

Spouse Kati Ylitalo


Career

  • Matriculation Examination, Harjavalta Upper-Secondary School 1987
  • Military Service, Southwest Finland Air Defence Regiment 1988–1989
  • Deputy Platoon Leader, Southwest Finland Air Defence Regiment 1989
  • Officer’s Degree, Military Academy 1989–1992
  • Instruction Officer and Second in Command, Armoured Brigade 1992–1996
  • Company Commander Course 1995
  • Company Commander, Armoured Brigade 1996–1998
  • Battalion/Brigade level Air Defence Officer Course 1997
  • Teacher, National Defence University 1998–2000
  • Senior Staff Officer Course and General Staff Officer Course 2000–2002
  • Staff Officer, Eastern Command HQ Operations Division 2002–2004
  • Partnership for Peace Staff Officer Course, Sweden 2003
  • Staff Officer, Kosovo Force Crisis Management Operation, Kosovo 2004
  • Staff Officer, Eastern Command HQ Operations Division 2004–2006
  • Combined Joint Task Force Course, Netherlands and Sweden 2005
  • Senior Staff Officer, Defence Command Operations Division 2006
  • Senior Staff Officer, Defence Command Plans and Policy Division 2006–2008
  • Regional Defence Course 2007
  • Senior Command Course 2008
  • Assistant Secretary General of the Security and Defence Committee, MoD 2008–2011
  • 190th National Defence Course 2009
  • Senior Staff Officer, NATO Allied Command Operations, Belgium 2011–2013
  • Commander of Rovaniemi Air Defence Battalion, Lapland Air Defence Regiment 2013–2014
  • Commander of Rovaniemi Air Defence Battalion, Jaeger Brigade 2015
  • Teamleader, Multinational Corps Northeast, Poland 2015–2017
  • Branch Chief Strategic Planning, Defence Command Plans and Policy Division 2017–2019
  • High Command Course 2019
  • Commander of Armoured Brigade 2019–2021
  • Deputy Chief of Staff Army Operations 1.8.2021–


Promotions

  • Second Lieutenant 1989
  • Lieutenant 1991
  • Senior Lieutenant 1993
  • Captain 1996
  • Major 2002
  • Lieutenant Colonel 2009
  • Colonel 2017
  • Brigadier General 2021


Decorations

  • Knight, First Class, 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 Anti-Aircraft
  • NATO Medal KFOR


Languages

Finnish, Swedish, English