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Persons promoted and decorated on Flag Day at the National Defence University

National Defence University 4.6.2019 8.55
Press release

Today, on the 4th of June, we celebrate the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces. It is tradition to present decorations and promote military personnel and reservists on Flag Day.

The National Defence University celebrated Flag Day on Monday. On this occasion, the Rector of the National Defence University, Major General Jari Kallio, held a mid-term information update in which he spoke about the ongoing work on strategy and other topical matters.

The President of the Republic has promoted the following persons serving in the National Defence University on 4 June 2019:

To Colonel Jyri Juhani Raitasalo

To Lieutenant Colonel Tuomas Olavi Arajuuri

To Lieutenant Colonel Kimmo Sakari Sirniö

To Major Jarno Olavi Evakoski

At the National Defence University, the decorations conferred by the President of the Republic were presented to the following persons:

Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland
Colonel Juha Tapio Helle
Colonel Riku Juhani Suikkanen

Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland
Professor Jouko Kari Vankka

Knight, First Class, the Order of the Lion of Finland
Major Juha Martti Tapani Ratinen

Knight of the Order of the Lion of Finland
Coordinator Armi-Kaarina Kurjenniemi-Nurmi

Cross of Merit of the Order of the Lion of Finland
Special Adviser (ICT) Erika Maria Mikkelä

Medal, First Class with golden cross of the Order of the White Rose of Finland
Course Secretary Marjo Anitta Korkeamäki

The President of the Republic has conferred the Medal of Merit for Public Service on the following persons:

Captain (Navy) Petri Kalevi Heilanen

Course Secretary Hilkka Hannele Kokki

Course Secretary Marjo Anitta Korkeamäki

Lieutenant Colonel Jouni Tapio Lipponen

Planning Coordinator Minna Marjatta Manelius

Lieutenant Colonel Juha Antero Mäkinen

Lieutenant Colonel Vladimir Panschin

Course Secretary Arja Hannele Vänskä

The Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces has conferred the Medal for Military Merits on the following persons:

Lieutenant Colonel Petteri Lalu

Language Specialist Satu Merja-Liisa Patronen

Language Specialist Annastina Emilia Reims

Commander Ville Tapani Vänskä

Awards issued elsewhere than in the National Defence University

The Cross of Liberty, Third Class, of the Order of the Cross of Liberty was awarded to the National Defence University's Assistant Professor Mikko Erkki Olavi Karjalainen.

Congratulations to those promoted and decorated!

 

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