Lieutenant General Jarmo Lindberg to become new Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces
The President of Finland Sauli Niinistö has appointed on 7 March Lieutenant General Jarmo Lindberg as the next Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces as of 1 August 2014 for a five-year term, when the General Ari Puheloinen will retire.
Lieutenant General Jarmo Ilmari Lindberg (b. 1959) has been serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff Logistics and Armaments since 2012. He has previously served as Air Force Commander, Chief of Current Operations and Assistant Chief of Staff J3 in the Defence Command, Commander of Lapland Air Command, Chief of Plans and Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff Air Force Operations and Chief of Pilot Training in the Air Force Command and Fighter Squadron Commander in Satakunta Air Command. He began his career as an officer pilot and flight commander in Karelia Air Command. Lindberg completed the General Staff Officer Course in 1993. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in 2011.
It is worth noting that Lindberg participated in Finland's acquisition of F-18 Hornets as one of the first Finnish fighter pilots. He also had a significant role in their service introduction and maintenance. As an officer, he has an extensive experience in operational tasks as chief of currents plans, in logistics and armaments as the Defence Forces' deputy chief of staff (logistics and armaments) and as Service commander when he was the Air Force commander. Lindberg has also worked in close cooperation with the Finnish Ministry of Defence in the preparation of various government reports. General Lindberg has been in charge of implementing the biggest change in Finland's current defence reform, the establishing and launching of the Defence Forces' Logistics Command.
For more information, please contact Director General Jukka Juusti from the Ministry of Defence, tel. +358 (0)295 140 400.
All contacts to General Lindberg are to be directed to the Public Information Division of the Defence Command tel. +358 (0)299 800/.