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Finland National Military Representative

Colonel Petteri Kajanmaa

DATE OF BIRTH: 21st March 1966
FAMILY: Wife Sari, daughter Salla (adult) and son Teemu (adult)

2023National Military Representative to SHAPE
2022 - 2023Partner National Military Representative to SHAPE
2020 -2022Chief of the Department of Warfare, National Defence University, Helsinki
2017 - 2019Deputy Chief of Staff, UNTSO, Israel
2016 - 2017Student, United States Army War College, Pennsylvania, USA
2015 - 2016Deputy Commander, Sector West, UNIFIL, Lebanon
2012 - 2015Senior Instructor, Operations, National Defence University, Helsinki
2011Acting Chief of Staff, Planning, PRT MeS, ISAF, Afghanistan
2010 - 2012Sector Leader, War gaming, National Defence University, Helsinki
2008 - 2010Battalion Commander, Kuopio Battalion, Kainuu Brigade, Kajaani
2005 - 2008Assistant to Secretary General, Ministry of Defence, Helsinki
2004 - 2005Sector Chief, Helsinki Military District, Helsinki
1999 - 2004Staff Officer, J2, Defence Command, Helsinki
2001Chief of the Finnish National Intelligence Cell, KFOR, Kosovo
1997 - 1999Student, National Defence University, Helsinki
1994 - 1997Company Commander, Military Police, Guards Jaeger Regiment, Helsinki
1990 - 1994`Platoon leader and Deputy Company Commander, Guards Battalion, Helsinki
1987 - 1990Student, National Military Academy, Helsinki
1987Instructor, Infantry, Uudenmaa Jaeger Battalion, Helsinki
1986 - 1987Conscript service, Infantry, Uudenmaa Jaeger Battalion, Helsinki

1986Reserve Officer Course, Reserve Officer School
1987 - 1990`Cadet Course, National Military Academy (Bachelor)
1997 - 1999General Staff Officer Course, National Defence University (Master)
2006National Defence Course, National Defence University
2016 - 2017 Resident Course of Strategic Studies, US Army War College (Master)
Several short-term courses (in Finland, Sweden and NATO school)


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