“The non-commissioned officer said he was trying to be funny. But these types of comments are not acceptable in this day and age,” said brigade lieutenant Jukka Sonninen of the Kajaani-based army unit.
Legal action was not taken in the case as the comment was not directed at a specific individual.
“Receiving an official warning can prevent one from moving up in the Defence Forces,” explained Sonninen.
Defence officials typically hand down a couple of written warnings annually. Breaches usually relate to misconduct or alcohol use, according to the lieutenant.