Ohra-aho, Harri Kalevi

Major General

Title

Chief of Intelligence

Date and place of birth

27 April 1959, Ähtäri

Religion

Lutheran

Marital Status

Married to Soili nèe Hörkkö, children Henna-Janina and Joona

Military education

  • Military service as conscript 1978–1979
  • Military Academy 1979–1982
  • Battalion Commander Course 1986–1987
  • General Staff Officer Course 1991–1993
  • National Defence Course 2006
  • High Command Course 2007
  • International Intelligence Director's Course, UK 2010

Main appointments

  • Company Commander, Uusimaa Brigade 1982–1986
  • Instructor, Military Academy 1987–1990
  • Staff Officer, Defence Command 1990–1991, 1993–1994
  • Deputy Defence Attaché, Sweden 1994–1997
  • Teacher, National Defence University 1997–1999
  • Jaeger Battalion Commander, Kainuu Brigade 1999–2001
  • Senior Staff Officer, Defence Command 2001–2004
  • Brigade Commander, Northern Carelia Brigade 2004–2006
  • DACOS Operations Division (J3), Defence Command 2007–2008
  • Director, Finnish Military Intelligence Centre 2008–2011
  • ACOS C4 Division (J6), Defence Command, CIO of the FDF 1.7.2011–

Promotions

  • Lieutenant 1982
  • Senior Lieutenant 1984
  • Captain 1987
  • Major 1993
  • Lieutenant Colonel 1998
  • Colonel 2003
  • Brigadier General 2011
  • Major General 2015

Languages

Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian, German, Chinese

Interests

Global Security, Music, Fitness Training