Hirvonen, Timo

Commodore

Assignment

Special Assignment

Date and place of birth

29th January 1963, Helsinki, Finland

Family

Married. Two children.

Career

  • Conscript Service and Reserve Officer Course, Finnish Navy
  • Officer´s Examination, Naval Academy, 1984-87
  • Platoon Leader and Company Commander, Helsinki Naval Base 1987-88
  • Gunnery, Principal Warfare and Executive Officer, Corvette FNS Turunmaa, Coastal Fleet 1988-92
  • Lieutenant Sr. Grade Course 1992
  • Chief, Naval Cadet Course, Naval Academy 1992-95
  • General Staff Officer’s Examination, National Defence University 1995-97
  • Commanding Officer, FNS Karjala, Turunmaa Class corvette, Archipelago Sea Naval Command 1997-99
  • Regional National Defence Course 2000
  • Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (M3/5), Operations Division, Gulf of Finland Naval Command 2000-02
  • Branch Head (M5), Finnish Naval Headquarters 2002-04
  • Senior Command Course 2004
  • Commander 5th Mine Warfare Squadron, Gulf of Finland Naval Command 2004-08
  • Partner National Liaison Representative (PNLR), NATO Allied Command Transformation 2008-10
  • Senior Staff Officer and Branch Head, Plans & Policy Division (J5), Defence Command Finland 2010-13
  • National Defence Course 2011
  • High Command Course 2011
  • Commander, Archipelago Sea Naval Command 2013-14
  • Commander, Coastal Fleet 2015-16
  • Combined Force Maritime Component Commander Course, US Naval War College 2016
  • Generals, Flag Officers and Ambassadors Course, NATO Defense College 2018
  • Chief of Staff, Navy Command Finland 2016-18
  • Special Assignment, Defence Command Finland 2019-

Promotions

  • Sub-Lieutenant 1984
  • Lieutenant Jr. Grade 1987
  • Lieutenant 1989
  • Lieutenant Sr. Grade 1992
  • Lieutenant Commander (GS) 1997
  • Commander (GS) 2004
  • Captain (Navy, GS) 2010
  • Commodore 2016

Decorations

  • Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland
  • Medal for Military Merits
  • Cross of Merit of the Frontier Guards
  • Cross of Merit, in gold, of the Finnish Sports