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Cybersecurity Symposium


Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn
Assistant Director of National Intelligence, Partner Engagement
Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Michael T. Flynn graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1981 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in Military Intelligence. His first assignment was as a paratrooper of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Since that time he has served in a variety of command and staff positions to include, Commander, 313th Military Intelligence Battalion and G2, 82nd Airborne Division; G2, 18th Airborne Corps, CJ2, CJTF-180 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan; Commander, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade at the Army’s Intelligence Center at Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Director of Intelligence, Joint Special Operations Command with duty in OEF and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF); Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command with duty in OEF and OIF; Director of Intelligence, the Joint Staff; Director of Intelligence, International Security Assistance Force-Afghanistan and US Forces-Afghanistan, Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2; and he currently serves as the Assistant Director of National Intelligence, Partnership Engagement.

Lieutenant General Flynn holds an undergraduate degree in Management Science from the University of Rhode Island and holds three graduate degrees; a Master’s of Business Administration in Telecommunications from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, a Masters in the Military Arts and Sciences from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws, from the Institute of World Politics, Washington D.C.

Lieutenant General Flynn’s other assignments include multiple tours at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he deployed with the 82nd Airborne Division as a platoon leader for Operation URGENT FURY in Grenada, and as Chief of Joint War Plans for JTF-180 UPHOLD DEMOCRACY in Haiti. He also served with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and as the Senior Observer/Controller for Intelligence at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

Lieutenant General Flynn is a graduate of the Army’s Intelligence Officer Basic, Advanced, and Electronic Warfare Courses, the Combined Armed Services Staff Course, the United States Army Command and General Staff College and School of Advanced Military Studies and the United States Naval War College.

His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the NATO Service Medal, and several service and campaign ribbons. Lieutenant General Flynn also has earned the Ranger Tab and Master Parachutist Badge, and the Joint Staff Identification Badge.

Lieutenant General Flynn is happily married and has two sons.

Lieutenant General Flynn has been nominated for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and reassignment as the next director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Cybersecurity Symposium 2012

Strengthening Cybersecurity in Rhode Island

For more information about this event, please contact:

Dr. Lisa DiPippo
Dept of Computer Science and Statistics
9 Greenhouse Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2701