This week, Pentagon officials announced that Lt. General Charles Flynn is being assigned to head the U.S. Army Pacific.
Flynn, the younger brother of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, has been serving as the deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army. However, with his new promotion, he will serve as commanding general at Fort Shafter in Hawaii.
So what exactly does this mean for our military? General Flynn is a strong leader. I’d like to think his brother has a strong backbone as well.
The U.S. Army Pacific is the Army component unit of the U.S. Indo–Pacific Command and provides oversight and control of Army operations in its area of responsibility, with the exception of the Korean Peninsula.
In recent years, Flynn commanded the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii, after which he became deputy command general of the U.S. Army Pacific Command, according to his biography.
Flynn is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, where he earned master’s degrees in national security and strategic studies. He also obtained a master’s degree in joint campaign planning at the National Defense University.
His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
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