Mikkonen, Jari Mikael

Brigadier General

Position

Chief of Staff, Air Force Command Finland

Date and place of birth

26 June 1967, Kouvola

Family

Married, two children

Career

  • Matriculation examination, Valkeala Upper Secondary School 1986
  • Pilot Reserve Officer Course 1986-1987
  • Air Force Academy 1987-1990
  • Officer Pilot, Fighter Squadron 31, Karelia Air Command 1990-1996
  • Flight Instructor Course 1992-1993
  • Flight Commander Course 1994
  • F/A-18 Strike Fighter Pilot and Instructor, US Navy, Lemoore, California, USA 1995
  • Flight Commander, Fighter Squadron 31, Karelia Air Command 1996-1998
  • Senior Staff Officer Course 1998-1999
  • General Staff Officer Course 1999-2000
  • Staff Officer, Operations Section, Karelia Air Command 2000-2003
  • Squadron Commander, Fighter Squadron 31, Karelia Air Command 2003-2007
  • Senior Command Course 2007
  • Deputy Chief of Plans and Policy Division, Air Force Command Finland 2007
  • Chief of Plans and Policy Division, Air Force Command Finland 2007
  • Chief of Operations, Air Force Command Finland 2007-2008
  • Chief of Operations Division, Air Force Command Finland 2008-2010
  • Representative of the Air Force Commander at the Defense Command Finland 2011
  • Member of the Defense Reform Planning Team, Defense Command Finland 2011-2012
  • High Command Intelligence Course 2013
  • National Defence Course 2013
  • High Command Course 2015
  • Chief of Plans and Policy Division, Air Force Command Finland 2012-2015
  • Commander, Karelia Air Command 2015-2017
  • Chief of Staff, Air Force Command Finland 2017-

Promotions

  • Second Lieutenant 1987
  • Lieutenant 1990
  • First Lieutenant 1991
  • Captain 1995
  • Major 1999
  • Lieutenant Colonel 2004
  • Colonel 2014
  • Brigadier General 2017

Decorations

  • Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland
  • Medal for Military Merits
  • Blue Cross with Spruce

Languages

Finnish, Swedish, English