Michael Flynn

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Michael Flynn ’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Michael Flynn

Eye Color


Place Of Birth

Fort Meade, USA


63 years old

Birth Date

December 24, 1958

Star Sign


Michael Flynn Facts

Child Star?



Author, Consultant, Army Officer

Education & Qualifications

Naval War College

Net Worth

$1 million

Current Partner

Lori Andrade


Michale Flynn Jr., Matt Flynn


Helen Frances Flynn,Charles Francis Flynn


William J. Flynn, Charles A. Flynn, Helen F. Flynn, Barbara Flynn Redgate, John P. Flynn, Joseph J. Flynn, Mary Louise Flynn O'Neill, Clare Flynn Eckert


1.8m (5'7"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Dog

About Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn is a former lieutenant-general of the United States Army who served as the National Security Adviser for 22 days under the Trump administration.

On December 24, 1958, Michael Thomas Flynn was born in Fort Meade, Maryland, and was raised in Middletown, Rhode Island. Flynn acted as the 18th director of the Defense Intelligence agency (DIA) for the Obama administration before compelling him to retire from the military in 2014.

Before pursuing a military career, Michael Flynn attended the Golden Gate University and military academies, including the Naval War College, where he received military degrees. Flynn's notable achievements involved a critical part in molding the United States' tactics for counterterrorism and disassembling rebel webs in Afghanistan and Iraq. Flynn was provided numerous combat arms, special operations, and senior intelligence undertakings. Michael Flynn became the Director of DIA; Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance's commander; and the Military Intelligence Board's chairman. After retiring as the United States Army Lieutenant general, Flynn became the 24th US National Security Advisor during the initial 22 days of the Trump administration. He had to resign from his position concerning the information he had fibbed about dialogues with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador. During his military career, Flynn shaped US strategy to deal with terrorism and dismantle insurgent channels in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Michael Flynn became the foremost US military officer to be permitted inside the Russian military intelligence (GRU) center in Moscow in 2013. Nonetheless, his follow-up visit was not allowed. Following Trump's election as the president, Michael Flynn's political career started when he was nominated as the 24th National Security Advisor of the United States for only 22 days, marking it the briefest term in the history of that position. Flynn was pushed to quit after reports about the details of his contacts with the Russian Ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, appeared, making it evident that he had fibbed to the vice president Mike Pence regarding the communications. He reported discussing President Obama's embargoes on Russia with the Russian Ambassador. Subsequently, Flynn was scrutinized by special counselor Robert Mueller and is awaiting his retribution for fibbing to the FBI. Concerning his personal life, Flynn's partner is Lori Andrade.

Michael Flynn's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Michael Flynn's net worth?

Michael Flynn has an approximate net worth of $600,000-1 million through proceeds from his primary career as a military officer.

How much does Michael Flynn earn per year?

Michale Flynn's actual annual salary has not yet been disclosed.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Michael Flynn?

Michael Flynn stands at 5 ft 9 in (175 cm).

How old is Michael Flynn?

Born on December 24, 1958, Michael Flynn is 63 years old as of 2021.

Childhood And Education

On December 24, 1958, Michael Thomas Flynn was born in Fort Meade, Maryland, but was moved to Middletown, Rhode Island. He is among the nine children (William J. Flynn, Helen F. Flynn, Charles A. Flynn, Barbara Flynn Redgate, Joseph J. Flynn, John P. Flynn, Mary Louise Flynn O'Neill, and Clare Flynn Eckert) of Helen Frances Flynn, real estate agent, and Charles Francis Flynn, a retired Army sergeant, and a banker.

Michael Flynn studied management science at the University of Rhode Island. Then he did his MBA in Telecommunications from Golden Gate University. Following this, Flynn received his Master of Military Art from CGSC ( United States Army Command and General Staff College) and a MA from the Naval War College. Flynn graduated from Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course, Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course, Ranger School, and Army Command and General Staff.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Michael Flynn's partner?

Michael Flynn has been married to Lori Andrade since 1981. They met each other in Middletown High School in Rhode Island. Flynn and Lori Andrade have two children, Michale Flynn Jr. and Matt Flynn.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

After joining the United States Army, Michael Flynn served as the second lieutenant in military intelligence. During this time, Flynn took numerous expeditions to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, with Joint Special Operations Command and other divisions. He partook in the raid on Grenada and the operation to sustain democracy in Haiti.

Later in his career, Flynn was a part of the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and the Army Intelligence Center at Fort Huachuca in Arizona. After this, in June 2001, he became the assistant chief of staff for Fort Bragg. He eventually became Director of Intelligence for the Joint Task Force 180 in Afghanistan, a position he held until July 2002.

From June 2002-June 2004, Flynn served as the commander of the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade. Then he became the Director of Intelligence for Joint Special Operations Command. While holding this position, Flynn partook in the two significant operations, including Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Between June 2007-July 2008, Michael Flynn was the director of intelligence of the United States Central Command. Then Flynn acted as the director of intelligence of the Joint Staff from July 2008-June 2009, and Flynn remained the director of intelligence of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan from June 2009-October 2010.

After this, Flynn got promoted to Lieutenant General in September 2011 under the Obama administration. He became the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's assistant director. 

After receiving his nomination from then-President Barack Obama, Flynn became the 18th director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. At the same time, he performed as the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence commander.

In July 2012, Michael Flynn was nominated as the 18th director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in July 2012 and held this position until he was forced to retire from the military in August 2014. During his tenure, he delivered a speech on administration and leadership at the GRU, the headquarters of the Russian intelligence, making him the first American officer to be allowed entrance to the center. His follow-up visit as the director of DIA was not permitted. In addition, his idea to invite some of the top Russian Intelligence officials of the GRU to the United States was rejected. When Flynn declared ambitious transformations in the DIA, it made his superiors ired; as a result, he was forced to quit in August 2014, a year earlier than his planned retirement.

In February 2016, Michael Flynn was named the national security advisor for the 2016 presidential election for Donald Trump. In March 2017, Flynn retroactively enlisted as a foreign representative, recognizing that in 2016 he had conducted expended lobbying assignments that might have aided the government of Turkey. On January 22, 2017, Flynn became the National Security Advisor. Still, he quit after reports that he had hoodwinked Vice President Mike Pence and other officials concerning the disposition and content of his transmissions with the Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, emerged. Flynn's term as the National Security Advisor remains the shortest in that position's history. The presidential transition of the Trump team in the campaign, headed by Chris Christie, resisted Flynn acting as the National Security Adviser or in any other significant role as he was seen as an easygoing cannon.

In December 2017, Michael Flynn officially made a deal with special lawyer Robert Mueller to implore condemnable to a felony count of intentionally and purposefully creating inaccurate information to the FBI regarding the communications with Kislyak and consented to collaborate with the probe of the special attorney. In June 2019, Flynn discharged his lawyers and kept Sidney Powell, who penned to attorney general Bill Barr requesting his aid in acquitting Flynn on the day itself. Powell had discussed the matter on Fox News and the same issue with President Trump at many events. Before two weeks of his scheduled sentencing day, Michael Flynn pushed to remove his guilty appeal by asserting government vindictiveness and violation of the appeal arrangement. Under Barr's supervision, the Justice Department requested to remove all accusations against Flynn by filing a court motion. However, Emmet Sullivan, the presiding federal judge, oversaw the case being put on hold to request briefs from third parties. Following this, Powell requested the DC Circuit Court of Appeals to push Sullivan to dismiss the case, but it got repudiated. On November 25, 2020, Trump awarded Flynn a presidential pardon. On December 8, 2020, Judge Sullivan overlooked the criminal suit against Flynn, expressing he presumably would have rejected the Justice Department's action to drop it.

On July 4, 2020, Michael Flynn vowed an affirmation to the QAnon conspiracy theory promoted by Trump supporters. While Trump aspired to topple the 2020 presidential election's results, Flynn advised Trump to discontinue the Constitution, hush the media, and conduct a fresh new election under martial law. Consequently, Flynn met Trump and their lawyer Powell in the Oval Office to analyze the alternatives available for the president. Trump declined that information about Flynn's martial law proposition was discussed in their meeting. On January 8, 2021, Twitter perpetually forbade Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell, and others who facilitated the QAnon theory.

In January 2010, Flynn co-wrote a report titled 'Fixing Intel: A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan' by means of the Center for a New American Security. After it got published, the report became influential as it asserted that US intelligence agencies must unlock their doors to agencies or individuals ready to trade data, such as the Afghans, NGOs, and the US military and its supporters. Flynn and Michael Ledeen wrote 'The Field of Fight: How We Can Win The Global War Against Radical Islam And Its Allies.'

After he retired from the military, Michael Flynn and his son Michael G. Flynn created the Flynn Intel Group Inc consulting firm in Virgin. It delivered private intelligence and protection services. Flynn started making appearances on various TV channels as a political analyst, including his appearance on the RT, the Russian state-owned network. 

Michael Flynn is a consultant and former army officer well-known for being the National Security Advisor for only 22 days.

What awards has Michael Flynn won?

Michael Flynn won the Defense Superior Service Medal four times, Bronze Star Medal four times, Legion of Merit twice, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal six times, Army Commendation Medal five times, Federal Law Enforcement Foundation's Service to America Award, Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Rhode Island, The 2012 Association of Special Operations Professionals Man of the Year award, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. 

Other Interesting Michael Flynn Facts And Trivia

  • Michael Flynn's zodiac sign is Capricorn, and his Chinese zodiac sign is the Year of the Dog.
  • Flynn's parents were of Irish descent and Roman Catholics.
  • He celebrates his birthday on December 21.
  • In December 2015, Flynn was presented $45,000 to give an address at the 10-year anniversary of a state-controlled Russian global TV channel, RT, in Moscow, where he was seated adjacent to Russian President Vladimir Putin at his meal table.
  • Although Flynn was a registered Democrat born in a highly Democratic environment, he was among the keynote orators at the 2016 Republican National Convention before becoming a representative of Trump. He left the military in October 2014 and founded Flynn Intel Group, which delivered intelligence services for businesses and governments.

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