Harju Jori

Commodore

Assignment

Commander of the Finnish Navy

Date and place

20th October 1964, Alajärvi, Finland

Family

Spouse Irja-Liisa Harju

Children Jenni 1992, Iida 1995, Matias 2000

Military Education

  • Conscript Service 1984-85
  • Military Academy 1987-90
  • Captain Course 1994
  • Senior Staff Officer Course 1997-98
  • General Staff Officer Course, 1998-99
  • National Defence University
  • Pedagogies studies, Helsinki University 1998-99
  • High Command Course 2004
  • Combined Joint Task Force course 2005
  • Intelligent course 2010
  • High Command Course operations 2016

Career

  • Conscript, Vaasa Coast Artillery 1984-85
  • Platoon Leader, Vaasa Coast Artillery 1990-91
  • Instructor, Coast Artillery School 1991-97
  • Chief of Operations, Kotka Coastal Command 1999-2002
  • Deputy Chief of JOC, Defence Command / J3 2002-05
  • LNO, CCC USCENTCOM, USA 2004
  • Staff Officer, Operations Division, Navy Command 2005-06
  • Chief of Plans (strategy), Operations Division, Navy Command 2006-08
  • Staff Officer J5 (Plans and Policy), Defence Command 2008-09
  • Staff Officer, Ministry of Defence 2009-11
  • CO of Suomenlinna Coastal Regiment 2011-2013
  • Chief of Joint Operations Centre 2013-2015
  • Deputy Commander, Sector West, UNIFIL 2015
  • ACOS OPS Finnish Navy 2015
  • Deputy chief of staff operation, COO Finnish Navy 1.8.2016

Promotions

  • Commodore 2018
  • Captain (NAVY) 2015
  • Commander 2007
  • Lieutenant commander 1999
  • Captain 1995
  • First Lieutenant 1991
  • Lieutenant 1990
  • Second Lieutenant 1986

Decorations

  • Commander, First Class, Order of the Lion of Finland
  • Medal for Military Merits
  • Medal for National Defence
  • Cross of the Coast Artillery Foundations
  • Medal of the United Nations

Languages

Finnish, English, Swedish