• Michael Flynn

    Michael Flynn

    BY: John Hogan

    LTG Michael Flynn is the 18th director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. With more than three decades of intelligence experience, LTG Flynn has served as the Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Partner Engagement, the top intelligence officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Director of Intelligence for the Joint Special Operations Command. In 2010, LTG Flynn published the influential report, “Fixing Intel: A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan,” that emphasized the importance of socio-cultural understanding to effective intelligence operations and has been a driven advocate for operations-intelligence fusion and greater intelligence sharing between the military and intelligence communities. A University of Rhode Island alumnus, LTG Flynn began his career as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division and holds master’s degrees in business administration, military arts and sciences, and national security and strategic studies.


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