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Herranen, Timo Olavi

Brigadier General

Position

Chief of Staff, Air Force

Date and place of birth

December 2, 1971 Joensuu

Family

Married, child

Education

  • National Defense University, officers degree, 1994
  • Flight instructor course, Air Force Academy, 1997
  • General Staff College, National Defense university, 2006
  • Master of strategic studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, USA, 2011
  • High Command Course, Defense Command Finland, 2017
  • National Defense Course, 2018

Assignments

  • Flight officer, Flight instructor ( Jun 1994 – Jun 1997)
  • Deputy Flight Commander, (Jul 1997 – Jan 2000)
  • Flight Commander, Finnish Air Force, (Jan 2000 – Jan 2002)
  • Expert, Flying Training, Air Command Finland, (Jan 2002 – Aug 2005)
  • Air Defense Desk Officer, J3, Defense Command Finland, ( Sep 2006 – Apr 2007)
  • Chief of Flight Operations, Air Command Finland, (May 2007 – Sep 2008)
  • Chieff of Strategic Planning, Air Command Finland, ( Sep 2008 – May 2009)
  • The Representative of the Commander of the Air Force, Defense Command Finland, (Jun 2011 – Dec 2012)
  • Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (DACOS A5), (Jan 2013 – Dec 2013)
  • Squadron Commander, Fighter SQN 41, (Jan 2014 - Jan 2016)
  • Chief of Air Force Plans (ACOS, A5), Air Command Finland, (Jan 2016 - Mar 2018)
  • Commander, Karelia Air Command (Mar 2018 – Dec 2020)
  • Deputy Chief of Staff Air Force Command Finland (Jan 2021 – 2022)
  • Chief of Staff, Air Force (2022 - present)

Promotions

  • Major 2006
  • Lieutenant Colonel 2008
  • Colonel 2016
  • Brigadier General 2022