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Repo, Tuomo

Brigadier General

Position

Commander of Kainuu Brigade

Date and place of birth

28 April 1967, Iisalmi

Family

Married, spouse Laila Repo
Three daughters

Career

  • Matriculation examination, Iisalmi Upper Secondary School 1986
  • Conscript service, Kainuu Brigade, 1987–1988
  • Deputy Platoon Leader, Kainuu Brigade 1988
  • Officer's Degree, Military Academy 1988-1991
  • Instructor, Training Programme Leader and Company Second-in-Command, Kainuu Brigade 1991–1997
  • Peacetime Company Commander Course 1994
  • Wartime Battalion Commander Course 1995
  • Company Commander, Kainuu Brigade, 1997-1998
  • Senior Staff Officer Course and General Staff Officer Course 1998–2000
  • Chief of Section, Kuopio Military Province Headquarters 2000-2002
  • Senior Staff Officer, Operations Division, Defence Command 2002-2006
  • Liaison Officer, US Central Command, Tampa, Florida 2005
  • Senior Staff Officer, Ministry of Defence 2006-2009
  • Senior Command Course 2008
  • Commander, Uusimaa Jaeger Battalion, Guard Jaeger Regiment 2009-2012
  • Chief of the Training Section, Personnel Division Defence Command 2012-2014
  • Student Officer, National Defence University 2014
  • Senior Course 124, Nato Defence College, Rome 2014
  • Deputy Military Attaché, Mission of Finland to NATO, Brussels 2014–2017
  • Commanding Officer, Kainuu Brigade 2017–
  • High Command Course 2017
  • National Defence Course 2018

Promotions

  • 1988 Second Lieutenant
  • 1990 Lieutenant
  • 1992 First Lieutenant
  • 1996 Captain
  • 2000 Major
  • 2008 Lieutenant Colonel
  • 2014 Colonel
  • 2017 Brigadier General

Decorations

  • Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland
  • Medal for Military Merits
  • Cross of Merit of the Infantry

Languages

Finnish, Swedish, English