Lindberg, Jarmo Ilmari

General

Position

Chief of Defence

Date and place of birth

10th June 1959, Oulu

Spouse

Maria Helena Lindberg

Military education and career

  • Flight Cadet Course 1979–82
  • Officer Pilot, Karelia Air Command 1982–87
  • MiG–21BIS instructor pilot, Fighter Squadron 31 1987–91
  • Deputy Flight Commander, Training Flight, Fighter Squadron 31, MiG–21BIS 1988
  • Finnish MiG–21BIS Demo pilot 1988–91
  • Flight Commander, Training Flight, Fighter Squadron 31 1989–90
  • Flight Commander, Operational Flight, Fighter Squadron 31 1990–1991
  • War Collage, Air Warfare Class 1991–93
  • Chief of FiAF Pilot Training, FiAF HQ 1993–94
  • US Navy F/A–18 Hornet training, CATII Course 5–95, VFA–125, NAS Lemoore C AUS Navy Instructor Upgrade Training, NAS Lemoore CA & NAS Fallon, NV 1995
  • Commander, Fighter Squadron 21, F/A–18C/D Hornet 1995–99
  • Deputy Chief of Staff Air Force Operations, Finnish Air Force HQ 1999–2000
  • Chief of Plans and Ops (A5/A3), Finnish Air Force HQ 2001–03
  • Assistant Chief of Finnish Defence Staff Ops Division 2004
  • Commander, Lapland Air Command 2005
  • Deputy Chief of Operations, Finnish Defence Staff 2005–06
  • Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations Division (J3), Defence Command 2007–08
  • Commander, Finnish Air Force 2008–2012
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics and Armaments 1.3.2012 – 31.7.2014
  • Chief of Defence 1.8.2014 –

Promotions

  • Lieutenant 1982
  • First Lieutenant 1984
  • Captain 1987
  • Major 1992
  • Lieutenant Colonel 1995
  • Colonel 2001
  • Brigadier General 2005
  • Major General 2008
  • Lieutenant General 2011
  • General 2014

Decorations

  • Knight, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland
  • Medal for Military Merits
  • Cross of Liberty

Languages

Finnish, Swedish, English