Rotonen, Timo Tapani

Lieutenant General

Position

Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics and Armaments

Date and place of birth

16th July 1959, Pudasjärvi, Suomi

Family

Spouse Kaisa, née Pasanen, Specialised Occupational Therapist
Three children

Career

  • Matriculation Examination, Kuusiluoto Upper Secondary School 1978
  • Military Academy 1979–1982
  • Oulu Air Defence Battalion, Instructor 1982–1987
  • Captain Course, Ground-to-Air Defence School 1986–1987
  • Battalion Commander, Oulu Air Defence Battalion 1987–1988
  • War College 1988–1991
  • Chief of Division, Ground–to–Air Defence School, Helsinki Air Defence Regiment 1991–1995
  • Senior Staff Officer, Defence Staff 1995–1997
  • UNSOC, Swedint, Sweden 1996
  • Battalion Officer, NORDBAT, UNPREDEP, FYROM 1997–1998
  • Commanding Officer, Orivesi Ordnance Depot 1998–2002
  • Chief of Control, Defence Forces Materiel Command Headquarters 2002–2004
  • Senior Course, NATO Defence College, Italy 2004
  • Commander, Helsinki Air Defence Regiment 2004–2006
  • Chief of Staff, Defence Forces/Army Materiel Command Headquarters 2006–2009
  • National Defence Course 2007
  • High Command Course 2007
  • Deputy Commander UNTSO, Middle East 2009–2011
  • Assistant Chief of Staff Logistics, Army Command Finland 2012
  • Assistant Chief of Staff Logistics, Defence Command 2012–2014
  • SIDMC, US Naval Postgraduate School, USA 2014
  • Chief of Logistics Establishment 2015–2017
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics and Armaments 2018–

Promotions

  • Lieutenant 1982
  • First Lieutenant 1985
  • Captain 1988
  • Major, General Staff Officer 1991
  • Lieutenant Colonel 1998
  • Colonel 2004
  • Brigadier General 2012
  • Major General 2014
  • Lieutenant General 2018

Decorations

  • Commander, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland
  • Medal for Military Merits
  • Cross of Merit of the Frontier Guards

Languages

Finnish, English, Swedish