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Kakkola, Timo Tapio

Major General

Position

Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics and Armaments

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 2016–2017
  • Senior International Resource Management Course, Resource Management Institute, Monterey, CA, USA 2017
  • Chief of Logistics Command 2018-2019
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics and Armaments 2020–

Promotions

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

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 Merit
  • Cross of Merit of the Border Guard
  • Cross of Merit of Finnish Sports, in silver
  • Infantry Cross of Merit
  • Logistics Cross of Merit

Languages

Finnish, English and Swedish