Commander of the Finnish Army

Lieutenant General Seppo Toivonen serves as the Commander of the Finnish Army. The commander directs the Army and is responsible for developing and maintaining the Army’s operational capabilities for the good of national defence.

Finnish Army - from a Training Organization into a Readiness and Training Organization

Finnish Army - from a Training Organization into a Readiness and Training Organization

On the media day by Commander of the Finnish Army 22 February 2017, Commander of the Finnish Army, Lieutenant General Seppo Toivonen covered topical themes related to, among other things, enhancing readiness and materiel capabilities as well as international activity and exercises of the Finnish Army.
22.2.2017 | 16.47
Speech of the Finnish Army Commander, Lieutenant General Seppo Toivonen, at Finland’s Independence Day Parade in Kajaani 6 December 2016

Speech of the Finnish Army Commander, Lieutenant General Seppo Toivonen, at Finland’s Independence Day Parade in Kajaani 6 December 2016

Our most honoured war veterans and Lottas, ladies and gentlemen, soldiers.
6.12.2016 | 12.30
Commanders of the Finnish and Swedish Armies inspect KVARN16

Commanders of the Finnish and Swedish Armies inspect KVARN16

Commander of the Finnish Army, Lieutenant General Seppo Toivonen and Commander of the Swedish Army, Major General Karl Engelbrektson inspected the KVARN16 exercise between 21-22 November.
21.11.2016 | 17.33
The cooperation between the Finnish and Swedish Armies progresses

The cooperation between the Finnish and Swedish Armies progresses

On May 2015 the Ministries of Defence in Finland and Sweden released a common statement regarding the deepening of the bilateral defence cooperation. During this year the military collaboration between the Finnish and Swedish Armies has taken concrete steps forward.
22.6.2016 | 13.52