Jokinen, Pasi Pellervo

Major General

Position

Commander, Air Force

Date and place of birth

31 May 1967, Iitti

Family

Married to Anu Jokinen, two children

Military education and career

  • Cadet, Military Academy, Air Force Cadet Course 1988-1991
  • Officer Pilot (Hawk, MiG-21), Fighter Squadron 31, Karelia Air Command 1991-1994
  • Instructor pilot course, Air Force Academy, Kauhava 1994-1995
  • F-18 pilot training, NAS Lemoore, USA 1996
  • Instructor pilot (F-18), Fighter Squadron 31, Karelia Air Command 1996-1997
  • Deputy Flight Commander (F-18), Fighter Squadron 31, Karelia Air Command 1998
  • Flight Commander (F-18), Fighter Squadron 31, Karelia Air Command 1998-2000
  • Staff Officer Course, National Defence University 2000-2001
  • Staff Officer, Air Combat Centre 2001-2004
  • General Staff Officer Course, National Defence University 2004-2005
  • Commanding Officer, Fighter Squadron 21, Satakunta Air Command 2005-2008
  • Commanding Officer, Finnish Rapid Deployment Force (Fighter Squadron) 2008-2009
  • Commanding Officer, Air Combat Centre 2009
  • Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (DACOS) Plans, Air Force Command Finland 2010
  • Assistant Chief of Staff (ACOS) Operations, Air Force Command Finland 2011-2012
  • Commander, Aircraft and Weapon Systems Training Wing 2013
  • Director, Air Operations Centre 2014
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Force Command Finland 1.10.2015-31.7.2017
  • Chief of Current Operations (J3), Defence Command Finland 1.8.2017-
  • Commander, Air Force 2019

Promotions

  • Lieutenant 1990
  • First Lieutenant 1992
  • Captain 1996
  • Major 2001
  • Lieutenant Colonel 2006
  • Colonel 2012
  • Brigadier General 2017
  • Major general 2019

Languages

Finnish, English, Swedish

Decorations

  • Cross of Liberty, 2nd Class, of the Order of the Cross of Liberty
  • Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland
  • Medal for Military Merits