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Tuominen Manu Petteri


Brigadier General


Position
Commander of Kainuu Brigade
Date and place of birth
5 June 1965, Liperi
Family
Married, spouse Katarina Pettersson
Two children

Career

  • Matriculation Examination, Joensuun Lyseon Lukio 1985
  • Conscript Service, North Karelia Border Guard District 1985-1986
  • Instructor (Fixed-term Deputy Platoon Leader), North Karelia Border Guard District 1985
  • Officer's Degree, Military Academy 1986-1989
  • Instructor, Guards Battalion 1989-1990
  • Instructor and Course Director, Armoured Brigade 1990-1993
  • Infantry Captain's Course, Branch School    1993-1994
  • Staff Officer and Senior Staff Officer, Helsinki Military Province Headquarters 1994-1998
  • Regional National Defence Course, Province of Southern Finland 1994
  • Senior Staff Officer Course and General Staff Officer Course, National Defence University 1996-1998
  • Chief of Department, Defence Forces Materiel Command Headquarters 1998-1999 
  • Crisis Management Deployment (SFOR), Bosnia and Herzegovina 1999-2000
  • Deputy Chief of Division, Defence Forces Materiel Command Headquarters 2000-2001
  • Senior Staff Officer and Military Assistant to the Minister of Defence, Ministry of Defence 2001-2004
  • National Defence Course 2004
  • Battalion Commander, Uusimaa (Nyland) Brigade 2005-2007
  • Senior Command Course, National Defence College 2006
  • Senior Staff Officer, Nordic EU Battle Group 2007-2008
  • Commanding Officer, Finnish Crisis Management Force in Afghanistan (ISAF) 2008-2009
  • Senior Staff Officer, Plans and Policy Division, Defence Command 2009-2011
  • Military Advisor to the Minister of Defence 2012-2014
  • Defence Attaché, Sweden 2014-2017
  • High Command Course, Finnish Defence Forces 2017
  • Deputy Chief of Division, Plans and Policy Division, Defence Command 2017-2020
  • Commander, Kainuu Brigade 2021–

Other education

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Helsinki School of Economics 1993

Promotions

  • Second Lieutenant 1986
  • Lieutenant 1989
  • First Lieutenant 1991
  • Captain 1994
  • Major 1998
  • Lieutenant Colonel 2006
  • Colonel 2013
  • Brigadier General 2021

Decorations

  • Cross of Liberty, Third Class with swords, the Order of the Cross of Liberty
  • Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland
  • Medal for Military Merits
  • NATO medals (SFOR and ISAF) 
  • The Infantry Cross of Merit, with clasp
  • Silver Medal of Merit of the Reserve Officers’ Association
  • Commander, of the Order of the Polar Star, Sweden
  • Army Commendation Medal, (ARCOM) United States                                              

Languages

Finnish, Swedish, English