Saari, Rami Kalervo

Brigadier General

Position

Deputy Chief of Staff Army Operations

Date and place of birth

31 May 1966, Tarvasjoki

Family

Spouse: Tiina Puhakka

Children: Niko

Career

  • Matriculation examination, Lieto Upper Secondary School 1985
  • Military Academy 1987-1990
  • Instructor, Training Programme Leader and Company Second-in-Command, Pori Brigade 1990-1995
  • Captain’s Career Course 1994
  • Instructor and Cadet Course Leader, National Defence University 1995-1998
  • Senior Staff Officer Course 1998-1999
  • General Staff Officer 1999 - 2000
  • Staff Officer, Häme Regiment 2000-2002
  • Senior Staff Officer, Defence Staff, Army Staff 2003-2007
  • Reserve Officer Course Leader, Reserve Officer School 2007 - -2010
  • Member of the Defence Reform Planning Team (TR15), Defence Command Finland, 2010- 2013
  • Chief of Staff, Karelia Brigade 2013-2015
  • Royal College of Defence Studies, Great Britain 2015- 2016
  • Special Assignment, Army Command Finland 2016
  • Commander of Brigade, Pori Brigade 2017-2018
  • National Defence Course 2017
  • Deputy Chief of Staff Army Operations 1 July 2018 -
  • Promotions
  • Lieutenant 1989
  • First Lieutenant 1991
  • Captain 1994
  • Major 2000
  • Lieutenant Colonel 2007
  • Colonel 2014
  • Brigadier General 2018

Decorations

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

Languages

Finnish, Swedish, English