Michael Thomas "Mike" Flynn is a retired United States Army lieutenant general who served as the 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 from July 24, 2012, to August 2, 2014.
The Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance is a subordinate command of the United States Strategic Command, one of the nine Unified Combatant Commands under the United States Department of Defense and co-located with the Defense Intelligence Agency.
The Director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency is a three-star general or admiral who, upon nomination by the President and confirmation by the Senate, serves as the nation's highest-ranking military intelligence officer.
The Military Intelligence Board serves as the senior-level board for coordination of intelligence assets in support of military operations globally.
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Prior to that, he served as Assistant Director of National Intelligence.
The Director of National Intelligence is the United States government official – subject to the authority, direction, and control of the President – required by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 to:
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Flynn co-authored a report in January 2010 through the Center for a New American Security entitled Fixing Intel: A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan, which criticized the intelligence community for lacking an understanding of the human-socio context of the battlefield in Afghanistan.
The Center for a New American Security is a Washington, D.C.-based think tank established in 2007 by co-founders Michèle Flournoy and Kurt M. Campbell.
Flynn's military career was primarily operational, with numerous combat arms, conventional and special operations senior intelligence assignments.
Special operations are military operations that are "special" or unconventional and carried out by dedicated special forces and other special operations forces units using unconventional methods and resources.
Combat arms is a collective name in a system of administrative military reference to those troops within national armed forces which participate in direct tactical ground combat.
He also served as the senior intelligence officer for the Joint Special Operations Command.
The Joint Special Operations Command is a component command of the United States Special Operations Command and is charged to study special operations requirements and techniques to ensure interoperability and equipment standardization; plan and conduct special operations exercises and training; develop joint special operations tactics; and execute special operations missions worldwide.
Flynn is a published author, with articles appearing in Small Wars Journal, Military Review, Joint Forces Quarterly and other military and intelligence publications.
The U.S. Army Combined Arms Center is located at Fort Leavenworth and provides leadership and supervision for leader development and professional military and civilian education; institutional and collective training; functional training; training support; battle command; doctrine; lessons learned and specified areas the Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command designates in order to serve as a catalyst for change and to support developing relevant and ready expeditionary land formations with campaign qualities in support of the joint force commander.
The National Defense University is an institution of higher education funded by the United States Department of Defense, intended to facilitate high-level training, education, and the development of national security strategy.
The Small Wars Journal is an online magazine focusing on intrastate conflict.
In May 2016, he emerged as one of several leading possibilities to be the vice presidential running mate for Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Donald John Trump is an American businessman, television producer and politician, who is the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.
A running mate is a person running together with another person on a joint ticket during an election.
Flynn was not chosen as Trump's running mate; the vice presidential pick was ultimately Indiana Governor Mike Pence.
Michael Richard "Mike" Pence is an American politician, attorney, and the 50th Governor of Indiana.
At the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Flynn delivered what the Los Angeles Times called a "fiery speech".
The 2016 Republican National Convention, in which delegates of the United States Republican Party chose the party's nominees for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States in the United States presidential election, 2016, was held July 18–21, 2016, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Los Angeles Times, commonly referred to as the Times or LA Times, is a paid daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881.
Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state.
On November 18, 2016, the Transition announced via press release that President-elect Donald Trump had named General Flynn his National Security Advisor.