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FDF public information organisations

The Defence Command's Public Affairs Division (Pääesikunnan viestintäosasto)

Kasarmikatu 17 F, 3rd floor

Visiting address Lintulahdenkuja 4A, 00530 HELSINKI, FINLAND

Email [email protected]

  • Director of Public Affairs, Captain (Navy) Johan Tillander, mobile +358 299 500 700
  • Deputy Director of Public Affairs Division, Commander Hannu Roponen, mobile +358 299 500 701

Public information officers

  • Chief of Public Affairs, Master of Arts Suvi Manelius, mobile +358 299 500 720
    • Chief of Public Affairs, Licentiate of Social Sciences Max Arhippainen (on leave of absence)
  • Public Information Officer, MBA Tiina Möttönen, mobile +358 299 500 721
  • Head of Digital Communications, Tuomas Pulsa mobile +358 299 500 733
  • Web Editor-In-Chief, Master of Arts Jere Paldanius (on leave of absence 14.10.2022-->)
  • Public Information Officer, Swedish, Licentiate of Social Sciences Henrik Gahmberg, mobile +358 299 500 722
  • Media Analyst, Master of Social Sciences Jussi Kivioja (on leave of absence)
  • Media Analyst Nora Åman, mobile +358 299 500 716
    • Media Analyst Laura Valli (on leave of absence)
  • Press Secretary Aira Lappalainen, mobile +358 299 500 724
  • Graphic Designer Markus Lehtonen, mobile +358 299 500 705
  • Communications Assistant Lauri Toivonen, mobile +358 299 500 706
  • Public Information Officer, Kati Makkonen, mobile +358 299 500 737

Planning Section

  • Section Officer Lieutenant Commander Tommi Sorvari, mobile +358 299 500 711
  • Planner, First Lieutenant Harry Lagerström +358 299 500 734
  • Planner, M.Sc, Master of Arts Anna-Maria Länsimies, mobile +358 299 500 713
    • Planner, Master of Political Sciences Mikko Harjulehto (on leave of absence)
  • Planner Marko Jalkanen
  • Public Information Secretary, Marja Säyrä-Sainio, mobile +358 299 500 712

Ruotuväki newspaper

  • Editor-in-Chief, Master of Social Sciences Mikko Ilkko, mobile +358 299 500 715
  • News Editor, Bachelor of Social Sciences Olli Kemppainen, mobile +358 299 500 717
  • Web News Editor, Noora Pumpane, mobile+358 299 500 719
  • Graphic Designer, Laura-Maria Tikkanen, mobile +358 299 500 735


Establishments subordinate to the Defence Command

Finnish Defence Forces C5 Agency (Puolustusvoimien johtamisjärjestelmäkeskus)

Myllyjärventie 10

  • Chief of Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Jukka-Pekka Virtanen
  • Public Information Officer, Maija Kauppinen

Defence Forces Defence Research Agency (Puolustusvoimien tutkimuslaitos)

Riihimäki office
Tykkikentäntie 1

Tuusula office
Rantatie 66

Ylöjärvi office
Paroistentie 20

  • Chief of Staff, Colonel Mano-Mikael Nokelainen
  • Communication Specialist Johanna Suominen

Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command (Puolustusvoimien logistiikkalaitos)

Hatanpään valtatie 30
PO BOX 69, 33541 TAMPERE

  • Public Information Chief, Juhani Kauppinen
  • Public Information Officer, Ville Tuokko
  • Section Officer, Captain Tommi Kangasmaa
  • Public Information Secretary, Elina Lahti

Centre for Military Medicine (Sotilaslääketieteen keskus)

Tykkikentäntie 1, Riihimäki

  • Deputy of the Chief of Staff, Major Lauri Rissanen
  • Public Information Officer, Maria Veijalainen

Finnish Army

Army Command (Maavoimien esikunta)

PO BOX 145, 50101 MIKKELI

  • Chief Public Information Officer, Erikka Mannila 
  • Public Information Officer, Tuuli Harviainen
  • Public Information Officer, Päivi Lohi
  • Public Information Officer, Erika Koskinen
  • Web Public Information Officer, Lauri Paju

Brigade-level units

Jaeger Brigade (Jääkäriprikaati)
  • Public Information Officer, Taina Pirinen
Guard Jaeger Regiment (Kaartin jääkärirykmentti)
  • Public Affairs Officer, Lotta Laaksonen
  • Public Affairs Officer, Meri Leppänen
Kainuu Brigade (Kainuun prikaati)
  • Public Information Officer, Satu Hujanen
Karelia Brigade (Karjalan prikaati)
  • Public Information Officer, Päivi Visuri
Army Academy (Maasotakoulu)
  • Public Information Officer, Marika Heinilä
Armoured Brigade (Panssariprikaati)
  • Public Information Officer, Mirva Riihimäki
Pori Brigade (Porin prikaati)
  • Public Information Officer, Viljami Honkiniemi
  • Public Information Officer, Sanna Närä (on leave of absence)
  • Public Information Officer, Annu Porttila (on leave of absence)
  • Public Information Officer Henna Mäntylä 
Utti Jaeger Regiment (Utin jääkärirykmentti)
  • Public Information Officer, Pia Enroos

Finnish Navy

Navy Command (Merivoimien esikunta)

Rykmentintie 15
PO BOX 58, 20811 TURKU

  • Chief Public Affairs Officer Annele Apajakari
  • Public Affairs Officer Markus Malila
  • Web Public Affairs Officer Kirsi Lehto

Brigade-level units

Naval Academy (Merisotakoulu)
  • Deputy Commandant, Commander Mika Dahlbo
  • Public Affairs Officer Inka Jousmaa
Coastal Fleet (Rannikkolaivasto)
  • Chief of Staff, Commander Mikko Villikari 
  • Public Affairs Officer Nina Soini
Coastal Brigade (Rannikkoprikaati)
  • Public Affairs Officer Maria Hurme
  • Chief of Staff, Commander Matti Linteri
Nyland Brigade (Uudenmaan prikaati)
  • Public Affairs Officer Hanna Tallberg
  • Chief of Staff, Commander Tapani Linnamaa

Finnish Air Force

Air Force Command (Ilmavoimien esikunta)

Garrison (Varuskunta), Building 300, Tikkakoski

  • Chief Public Affairs Officer, Master of Social Sciences Joni Malkamäki
  • Public Affairs Officer MA Suvi Sunnarborg
  • Public Affairs Officer Tuomas Saavalainen
  • Planning Coordinator Tuulia Kujanpää

Brigade-level units

Air Force Academy (Ilmasotakoulu)
  • Deputy Commandant, Lieutenant Colonel Teemu Kilpeläinen
  • Public Affairs Officer Virpi Ruotsalainen
Lapland Air Command (Lapin lennosto)
  • Chief of Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Teemu Pöysti
  • Public Affairs Officer Anne Torvinen
Karelia Air Command (Karjalan lennosto)
  • Chief of Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Tomi Böhm
  • Public Affairs Officer Niina Pirskanen
Satakunta Air Command (Satakunnan lennosto)
  • Chief of Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Petri Landkammer
  • Public Affairs Officer Tiina Koivisto

National Defence University

  • Chief Public Affairs Officer, Master of Arts Ossian Hartig
  • Public Affairs Officer Helmi Saarela
  • Public Affairs Officer Juho Autio
  • Chief of Publication, Managing Editor of Defensor Patriae, Aki Aunala