According to the National Review, Lt. General Michael Flynn of Middletown is President-elect Donald Trump’s top choice for the position of National Security Advisor.
Lieutenant General Michael Flynn has emerged as Donald Trump’s leading candidate for national security adviser, according to people familiar with the president-elect’s transition planning. Flynn, who ran the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) from 2012 to 2014 and served as a top intelligence adviser to General Stanley McChrystal in Iraq, advised Trump on foreign policy throughout the course of the presidential campaign. He was at one time rumored to be on Trump’s vice-presidential shortlist, and remains one of the only high-ranking national-security officials to have publicly aligned himself with Trump.
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn 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. Prior to that he served as assistant director of national intelligence. He consistently pushed for greater information and intelligence sharing and was a leading figure in coalition and special operations intelligence operations.
Flynn graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science degree in management science in 1981 and was commissioned a distinguished military graduate through Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. He also holds three master’s degrees and an honorary doctorate. He is also the recipient of the Congressionally approved Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the 2012 Association of Special Operations Professionals Man of the Year award.
An avid surfer and an Original Water Brother, Lt. General Flynn would make an excellent choice for National Security Advisor!
“Life is like surfing a wave. You can’t change the way a wave breaks, but you can certainly change the way you ride it.” – Lt. General Michael Flynn