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Vähätiitto, Jarmo Tapio

Brigadier General

Position

Defence Command Chief of C5

Date and place of birth

15 October 1967, Kokkola

Family

Married, spouse Tuija Vähätiitto Four children

Career

 

  • Matriculation Examination Kokkola Upper-Secondary School 1986
  • Conscript Service, Central Finland Signal Battalion 1986-1987
  • Instructor, Central Finland Signal Battalion 1988-1989
  • Officer's Degree, Military Academy 1989-1992
  • Instructor, Central Finland Regiment 1992-1995
  • Company Commander Course, Military Engineer School 1995
  • Battalion/Brigade Signal Officer Course
  • Company Second-in-Command, Central Finland Regiment 1995-1996
  • Company Commander, Central Finland Regiment 1997
  • Company Second-in-Command, Karelia Brigade 1998
  • Company Commander, Karelia Brigade 1998-2000
  • Senior Staff Officer Course 54 and General Staff Officer Course 49, National Defence University 2000-2002
  • Staff Officer, Karelia Brigade 2002 -2003
  • Staff Officer, Defence Staff 2003-2005
  • Senior Staff Officer, Eastern Command Headquarters 2006-2007
  • Staff Officer, Army Command    2008-2009
  • Regional National Defence Course 20, Province of Eastern Finland 2009
  • Chief of Section, Army Command 2009-2012
  • Senior Command Course 41, National Defence University 2009
  • Commander, East Finland Signal Battalion, Karelia Brigade 2012–2015
  • Chief of Planning, Finnish Defence Forces C5 Agency        2015-2016
  • Liaison Officer of Finnish Crisis Management Contingent in Afghanistan, Tampa, United States, 2016-2017
  • Chief of Staff, Karelia Brigade 2017-2018
  • Deputy Chief of Division, Defence Command 2019
  • Higher Command and Staff Officer Course, Shrivenham, UK 2020
  • National Defence Course 235, 2020
  • Deputy Chief of Division, Defence Command 2020-2021
  • Military Member of the Court of Appeal of Helsinki 2020-2021
  • Defence Command Chief of C5 1 March 2021-

 
Promotions

  • Lieutenant 1992
  • First Lieutenant 1993
  • Captain 1998
  • Major 2002
  • Lieutenant Colonel 2008
  • Colonel 2018
  • Brigadier General 2021

Decorations

 

  • Knight, First Class, the Order of the Lion of Finland
  • Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland
  • Medal for Military Merits   
  • NATO Medal 
  • Signal Cross, with clasp
  • Infantry Cross