Lehtisalo, Antti Juhani

Brigadier General

Position

Ministry of Defence, Director of National Defence Unit

Date and place of birth

24 June 1964, Mäntyharju

Family

Married
Three children

Career

  • Matriculation examination, Mäntyharju Upper Secondary School 1984
  • Officer's Degree, Military Academy 1985–1988
  • Instructor, Karelia Brigade 1988 – 1990
  • Company Second-in-Command and Company Commanding Officer, Karelia Brigade 1990 – 1992
  • Infantry Captain’s Career Course 1991 – 1992
  • Teacher, Military Academy and National Defence College 1992-1995
  • General Staff Officer Course 1995 – 1997
  • Senior Staff Officer, Kymi Military Province Headquarters 1997-2000
  • Chief of Operations, Finnish Crisis Management Force, Bosnia 1998
  • Chief of Section, Reserve Officer School 2000 - 2001
  • Staff Officer and Senior Staff Officer, Operations Division, Defence Staff 2001-2005
  • Senior Command Course 2004
  • Reserve Officer Course Leader, Reserve Officer School 2005 - 2007
  • Chief of Education and Training, Army Academy 2007 - 2010
  • Chief of Branch and Deputy Chief of Division, Army Command Finland 2011- 2012
  • Chief of Staff, Eastern Command Headquarters, 2013 - 2014
  • National Defence Course 2013
  • Deputy Commander Karelia Brigade 2015
  • High Command Course 2015
  • Commander, Jaeger Brigade 2015 - 2017
  • Director of National Defence Unit, Ministry of Defence 2017-

Promotions

  • 1985 Second Lieutenant
  • 1988 Lieutenant
  • 1990 First Lieutenant
  • 1992 Captain
  • 1997 Major
  • 2005 Lieutenant Colonel
  • 2011 Colonel
  • 2017 Brigadier General

Languages

Finnish, Swedish, English