Myllykangas, Markku Johannes

Major General

Position

Chief of Staff, Army Command

Date and place of birth

15 July 1961, Kankaanpää

Family

Married to Tuula Myllykangas
Children: Marika and Kari

Military education and career

  • Military Academy 1982 – 1985
  • Platoon leader, Satakunta Artillery Regiment 1985 – 1986
  • Instruction officer, Reserve Officer School 1986 – 1993
  • General Staff Officer Course, National Defence University 1993 – 1995
  • Senior Staff Officer, Kymi Military Province HQ 1995 – 1997
  • Chief of Operations Division, Reserve Officer School 1997 – 2000
  • Senior Staff Officer, Defence Command Finland 2000 – 2002
  • Chief of Reserve Officer Courses, Reserve Officer School 2002 – 2003
  • Chief of Staff, Reserve Officer School 2003 – 2004
  • Deputy Chief of Operations, Eastern Command 2005 – 2007
  • DACOS plans (G5), Army Command Finland 2008 – 2009
  • Brigade Commander, Artillery Brigade 2009 – 2012
  • National Defence Course 2010
  • Senior Course 120, NDC (Nato Defense College) 2012
  • ACOS Plans and Policy (G5), Army Command Finland 2012 – 2013
  • Chief of Current Operations (J3), Defence Command Finland 2013 – 31.7.2017
  • Chief of Staff, Army Command 1.8.2017 –

Promotions

  • Lieutenant 1985
  • First Lieutenant 1987
  • Captain 1990
  • Major 1995
  • Lieutenant Colonel 2001
  • Colonel 2008
  • Brigadier General 2013
  • Major General 6.12.2017

Decorations

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

Languages

  • Finnish, Swedish, English