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Cybersecurity Symposium


Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn
Defense Intelligence Agency

Lieutenant General 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 Assistant Director of National Intelligence, Partner Engagement. LTG Flynn became the 18th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency on 24 July 2012.

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, a Masters in the Military Arts and Sciences, and a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws, from the Institute of World Politics, Washington D.C.

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

Lieutenant General Flynn also served in several other Army, Joint, Interagency and Coalition assignments over his distinguished career. Additionally, he has authored numerous professional journal articles on national security, and defense related issues. LTG Flynn is also the recipient of the distinguished Association of Special Operations Professionals Man of the Year Award for 2012.

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 as well as the Defense Intelligence Agency Identification Badges.

Lieutenant General Flynn is married and has two sons and two grandchildren.

Cybersecurity Symposium 2013

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