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Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford’s Meeting with Finnish Chief of Defense Gen. Jarmo Lindberg

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts an Armed Forces Full Honor Arrival Ceremony for Finnish Air Force Gen. Jarmo Lindberg, Finnish Chief of Defense, on Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, July 9, 2019.

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presents a Legion of Merit to Finnish Air Force Gen. Jarmo Lindberg, Finnish Chief of Defense, during an Armed Forces Full Honor Arrival Ceremony for on Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, July 9, 2019.

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts an Armed Forces Full Honor Arrival Ceremony for Finnish Army Gen. Jarmo Lindberg, Finnish Chief of Defense, on Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, July 9, 2019.

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts an Armed Forces Full Honor Arrival Ceremony for Finnish Air Force Gen. Jarmo Lindberg, Finnish Chief of Defense, on Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, July 9, 2019.

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Finnish Air Force Gen. Jarmo Lindberg, Finnish Chief of Defense, speak to media following an Armed Forces Full Honor Arrival Ceremony on Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, July 9, 2019.

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Finnish Air Force Gen. Jarmo Lindberg, Finnish Chief of Defense, speak to media following an Armed Forces Full Honor Arrival Ceremony on Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, July 9, 2019.

July 9, 2019

 

WASHINGTON--Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Patrick S. Ryder provided the following readout:

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. met with Finnish Chief of Defense Gen. Jarmo Lindberg today in Washington D.C. Also in attendance was the Ambassador of Finland, Kristi Kauppi.  

During an Armed Forces full honor arrival ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in honor of the Finnish Chief of Defense, Gen. Dunford thanked Gen. Lindberg for his hard work, high level impact and cooperation.

The two senior leaders also discussed items of mutual security interest as well as ways to continue to improve military cooperation and collaboration.

In addition, Gen. Dunford presented Gen. Lindberg with the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious service and outstanding leadership.  His efforts were instrumental to strengthening the defense relationship with both the U.S. and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

The U.S. and Finland continue to share a strong partnership.

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