She's based on Aarne Juutilainen. He had nickname "The Terror of Morocco" because he fought in Atlas Mountains while serving in French Foreign Legion during the 30's. In Winter war he commanded a company in Battle of Kollaa river. Finnish sniper Simo Häyhä too served in his company.
As a secretary she frequently suggests commander jokingly to have a drink - a reference for Juutilainen's behavior and drinking problems which got him kicked out of Officer school and tells about her little sister becoming a fighter pilot - a reference to Aarne's brother Eino Juutilainen, the top scoring ace of Finnish Air Force.