Pyötsiä, Eero Tapio

Lieutenant General

Position

Chief of Defence Command

Date and place of birth

16th August 1961, Kouvola

Family

Married
Two children

Education and career

  • Military Academy 1981–1984
  • Instructor, Karelia Brigade 1984–1986
  • Instructor and 2iC, Reserve Officer School 1986–1991
  • General staff officer course 1991–1993
  • Instructor in tactics, National Defence College 1993–1996
  • Staff officer, Defence Staff, Operations Division 1996–1998
  • ADC to Chief of Defence 1998–2001
  • Commander, Guard Battalion 2001–2002
  • Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA 2002–2003
  • Assisting secretary in Security and Defence Committee 2003–2005
  • Chief of strategic planning sector, Defence Staff 2005–2008
  • Commander, Pori Brigade 2008–2011
  • Director of National Defence Policy Unit, MOD 1.6.2011–2013
  • Chief of Planning, Defence Command 2013–2015
  • Special Assignment 2015
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations 2016–2019
  • Chief of Defence Command 2019 -

Promotions

  • Lieutenant 1984
  • Senior Lieutenant 1986
  • Captain 1991
  • Major 1993
  • Lieutenant Colonel 2000
  • Colonel 2006
  • Brigadier General 2011
  • Major General 2015
  • Lieutenant General 2017