Tiilikainen, Tuomas

Commodore

Position

Chief of Staff, Navy Command Finland

Date and place of birth

15 June 1965, Kymi

Family

Spouse: Eija Adenius-Tiilikainen
Two children

Military Training and Education

  • Conscript Service 1985-1986, Jaeger Brigade
  • Military Academy (Naval Academy) 1987-1990
  • Navy Lieutenant Course 1995
  • Senior Staff Officer Course 1997-1998
  • General Staff Officer Course 1998-1999
  • Senior Command Course 2008
  • Naval Command Course 2011-2012, Naval War College, USA
  • High Command Course 2017
  • National Defence Course 2018

Career

  • Divisional Officer 1990-1992, Coastal Fleet
  • Executive Officer, Tuima Class FACs 1993, Coastal Fleet
  • Commanding Officer, Tuima and Helsinki Class FACs 1994-1996, Archipelago Sea Fleet
  • Unit Commanding Officer 1996-1997, Archipelago Sea Fleet
  • Squadron Executive Officer 1999-2002, Archipelago Sea Naval Command
  • Teacher 2002-2005, National Defence College
  • Chief of Readiness 2005-2007, Archipelago Sea Naval Command
  • Chief of Section 2007-2008, Archipelago Sea Naval Command
  • Squadron Commander 2008-2009, Archipelago Sea Naval Command
  • Chief of Section 2009-2011, Navy Command
  • Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff 2012-2014, Navy Command
  • Senior Staff Officer 2014-2015, Defence Command
  • Chief of Staff 2015-2016, Coastal Fleet
  • Assistant Chief of Staff 2016-2017, Navy Command
  • Commandant 2017-2018, Naval Academy
  • Chief of Staff 2019- , Navy Command

Promotions

  • Commodore 2019
  • Captain 2016
  • Commander 2007
  • Lieutenant Commander 1999
  • Lieutenant, Senior Grade 1995
  • Lieutenant 1991    
  • Lieutenant, Junior Grade 1990
  • Second Lieutenant 1986

Decorations

  • Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland
  • Medal for Military Merits
  • Cross of Merit of the Navy, with clasp

Languages

Finnish, English, Swedish