Kallio, Jari Teppo Juhani

Major General

Position

Rector of the National Defence University

Date and place of birth

21 June 1961 in Parainen, Finland

Family

Spouse Erja Kallio, three children

Military education and career

  • Military Academy, 1981–1984
  • Instructor, Pori Brigade, 1984–1986
  • Company Commander, Pori Brigade, 1986–1988
  • Infantry Captain Course, 1988–1989
  • Instructor, physical teacher, Military Academy, 1989–1991
  • War College 1991–1993
  • Staff Officer, Conscription Division, Defence Command 1993–1995
  • Course of military justice rules, Oslo 1994
  • Third aide-de-camp to the President 1995–2000
  • National Defence Course 1997
  • Second aide-de-camp to the President 2000–2001
  • First aide-de-camp to the President 2001–2003
  • Senior Staff Officer, International Division, Defense Command 2003–2004
  • International Commanding Officers Course, Oslo 2003
  • Commander of Finnish-Irish Battle Group KFOR 2004
  • Commander of Multinational Brigade Centre KFOR 2004–2005
  • Commandant of Military Academy, National Defense University 2005–2008
  • Senior Officer’s Course 2005
  • Assistant Chief of Staff G23, Army Command 2008–2010
  • Commander, Utti Jaeger Regiment 2010–2012
  • High Command Course 2011
  • Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, Plans and Policy Division, Defense Staff 2012–2014
  • Brigade Commander, Karelia Brigade 2014–2016
  • Chief of Operations, Army Command 2017–2018
  • Rector of the National Defence University 1.7.2018–

Promotions

  • Second Lieutenant 1981
  • Lieutenant 1984
  • Senior Lieutenant 1986
  • Captain 1991
  • Major 1993
  • Lieutenant Colonel 2000
  • Colonel 2006
  • Brigadier General 2014
  • Major General 2018

Decorations

  • Commander, Order of the Lion of Finland
  • Medal for Military Merits
  • Infantry’s medal for merits
  • Cadet Corps’ medal for merits
  • Officers Unions medal for merits 1st class
  • Order of the Falcon, Commander 1st class (Estonia)
  • Order of the Merits, Commander 1st class (Portugal)
  • Order of the Merits, Commander (Germany)
  • Order of the Danneborg, Commander (Denmark)
  • Order of the Falcon, Commander (Iceland)
  • Order of the Royal Merits, Commander (Norway)
  • Order of the Royal North Star, Commander (Sweden)
  • Order of the Crown, Knight (Belgium)
  • Order of the Rio Branco, Knight (Brazil)
  • Order of the Bernardo O’Higgins, Knight (Chile)
  • Order of the Fenix, Knight (Greece)
  • Non Article 5 NATO medal (Kosovo)

Languages

Finnish, Swedish, English