Michael T. Flynn

Former National Security Advisor, Trump Administration; U.S. Army Lieutenant General (Ret.)

Michael T. Flynn

Michael T. Flynn is the former national security advisor to President Trump. He resigned in February 2017. Flynn is also a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general.

From July 2012 to August 2014, Flynn served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency; commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and chair of the Military Intelligence Board.

During his military career, Flynn's assignments included multiple tours at Fort Bragg, North Carolina with the 82nd Airborne Division, XVIII Airborne Corps, and Joint Special Operations Command, where he deployed for Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada and Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti. He also has served with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana; and the Army Intelligence Center at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. 

In addition, Flynn served as the director of intelligence, Joint Staff from July 2008 to June 2009; director of intelligence, International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan from June 2009 to October 2010; 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 Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) and Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom).

Flynn has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and several service and campaign medals.

Last Updated: February 12, 2018