Kakkola, Timo Tapio

Major General

Position

Chief of Logistics Command

Date and place of birth

25.10.1962, Joutseno, Finland

Family

Married to Heli Kakkola, née Nuutinen
Three children

Education and career

  • Conscript service, Border Guard 1982–1983
  • Reserve officer course 170 1983
  • Cadet school, Infantry 1983–1986
  • Platoon leader, Uudenmaa Jaeger Battalion 1986–1989
  • Captain course, Infantry 1990–1991
  • Company Co-commander and Company Commander, Uudenmaa Jaeger Battalion 1990–1992
  • General Staff Officer Course, FIN National Defence University 1992–1995
  • Staff officer, Defence Command, Infantry Division 1995–1998
  • Teacher of Military Technology, National Defence University 1998–2001
  • Commanding Officer, Armour Depot 2002–2003
  • Senior Staff Course, FIN National Defence University 2003
  • Senior Staff Officer, Defence Command, Material Division 2003–2007
  • Senior Course 110, Nato Defence College, Rome, Italy 2007
  • Senior Course, NATO Defence College, Italia 2007
  • Chief of Sector (Logistics Operations), Defence Command, Logistics Division 2007–2009
  • Commander, Western-Finland Logistics Regiment 2010–2011
  • Chief of Logistics Department, Army Material Command Headquarters 2012
  • Chief of the Planning team of FDF Logistics Command 2012–2014
  • National Defence Course, FIN National Defence University 2013
  • High Command Course, FIN National Defence University 2013
  • Chief of Staff, FDF Logistics Command Headquarters 2015
  • Chief of Logistics, Defence Command 2016–

Promotions

  • Lieutenant 1986
  • Senior Lieutenant 1988
  • Captain 1991
  • Major 1995
  • Lieutenant Colonel 2003
  • Colonel 2010
  • Brigadier General 2015
  • Major General 2017

Languages

Finnish, English and Swedish