General Charles Flynn is as big a patriot as his brother General Michael Flynn.
The General has assumed control over a force 90,000 strong, and has committed to keeping “an open and free Indo-Pacific.
What this means remains to be seen, but he is no doubt talking about China’s increasing aggression in the region.
Either way, I am glad that we have a Flynn in The South Pacific, and not someone who is just going to ignore everything that is happening over there.
Here’s more on the story:
Gen. Charles Flynn took command of U.S. Army Pacific on Friday, vowing to continue transforming the 90,000-soldier force into one that can meet the challenge of a rising China. https://t.co/9PTDtB6rjn
— Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) June 5, 2021
@USARPAC held a change of command June 4. Gen. Charles Flynn took command of USARPAC from Gen. Paul LaCamera at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Adm. John Aquilino, commander, @INDOPACOM presided over the ceremony. @ArmyChiefStaff Gen. James McConville also participated. #USArmy @USArmy pic.twitter.com/MimCJUeDf2
— U.S. Army Pacific (@USARPAC) June 5, 2021
The younger brother of former national security advisor Michael Flynn has taken command of U.S. Army Pacific and vowed to meet the growing challenge posed by China.
“Today, as China trends on an increasingly concerning path, presenting challenge to the free and open Pacific, the Army is charged to change once more,” Gen. Flynn said during a livestreamed ceremony.
“If we operate, compete and fight domain-on-domain, we will cede advantages and put our future at risk. However, if we act, operate and fight as an integrated joint force — tightly linked to our allies and partners — there is no adversary on planet that can match this team.”
Gen. Flynn replaced Gen. Paul LaCamera, who was confirmed by the Senate last month to be the next U.S. Forces Korea commanding general.
General Charles Flynn has officially taken command of US Army Pacific. This was announced back January, but now it’s official.
Yes, this is General Michael Flynn’s younger brother 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/IFBTRkAFCL
— Le peuple cogite! (@NANARomain2) June 8, 2021
General Charles Flynn, the younger brother of former National Security Adviser Flynn, was officially appointed as US Army Pacific Commander on June 4. He vowed to respond to the growing military threats of CCP and deploy first multi-domain combat task force to Indo-Pacific region
— jeff lee (@jefflee81258649) June 8, 2021
Washington Examiner had more:
Flynn graduated from the U.S. Naval War College, earning a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies. He has served in a number of command, staff, and leadership positions within the U.S. Army from platoon leader to division commander, according to his bio.
Earlier this year, Flynn made headlines when a congressional inquiry into the events of the Jan. 6 riot found that the lieutenant general had raised concerns of the “optics” over the military response on the day, which resulted in the total deaths of five people.
Flynn’s brother, Michael Flynn, is also a retired Army lieutenant general. Michael Flynn, who served as former President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI during an investigation looking into Trump’s possible ties with Russia during his 2016 presidential campaign.