Rotonen, Timo Tapani

Lieutenant General

Position

Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics and Armaments

Date and place of birth

16.7.1959, Pudasjärvi, Suomi

Family

Spouse: Kaisa, née Pasanen, Specialised Occupational Therapist
Children: Jenni, Ossi and Nikke

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–
  • 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 of the Order of the Lion of Finland 2010
  • Medal for Military Merits 2001

Languages

Finnish, English, Swedish