|Major General Michael T. Flynn|
Major General Michael T. Flynn assumed duties as the Chief, CJ2, International Security Assistance Force, with the additional appointment as the CJ2, US Forces – Afghanistan on 15 June 2009. Prior to serving in this capacity, he served as the Director of Intelligence, Joint Staff from 11 July 2008 to 14 June 2009. He also served as the Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command from June 2007 to July 2008 and the Director of Intelligence for Joint Special Operations Command from July 2004 to June 2007, with service in Operations ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) and IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF). Major General Flynn commanded the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade from June 2002 to June 2004. Major General Flynn served as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G2, XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina from June 2001 and the Director of Intelligence, Joint Task Force 180 in Afghanistan until July, 2002.
Major General Flynn graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science and was commissioned through the ROTC program in 1981. Major General Flynn’s assignments include multiple tours at Ft Bragg, North Carolina with the 82d Airborne Division, 18th Airborne Corps, and Joint Special Operations Command, where he deployed for Operations URGENT FURY in Grenada and UPHOLD DEMOCRACY in Haiti. He also has served with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, the Joint Readiness Training Center at Ft Polk, Louisiana, and the Army’s Intelligence Center at Ft Huachuca, Arizona.
Major General Flynn is a graduate of the Intelligence Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies, and the United States Naval War College. He has a Masters of Business Administration in Telecommunications from Golden Gate University, a Masters in Military Arts and Sciences from the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College.
His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with 5 Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Cluster) and several service and campaign medals. Major General Flynn also has earned the Ranger Tab and Master Parachutist Badge, and the Joint Staff Identification Badge.
Major General Flynn is married with two sons.