Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army
In June 2019, Lieutenant General Flynn assumed the position of Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, Headquarters, Department of the Army.
Lieutenant General Flynn has served in a variety of command, staff, and leadership positions from platoon leader to division commander. He commanded A Company, 4th Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and later A Company 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington. He served as the Operations Officer of the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light) and later as the Operations Officer of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He commanded the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment; deployed to both OEF and OIF. He later deployed to Iraq in support of OIF as the commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. Following Brigade Command, Lieutenant General Flynn served as the Executive Assistant, Director of the Joint Staff and then Executive Officer, Commander, International Security Assistance Force, United States Forces – Afghanistan. He then served as the Director, Mission Command Center of Excellence (MCCOE) and later as the acting Commanding General, United States Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He returned to Fort Bragg to serve as the Deputy Commanding General (Operations) of the 82nd Airborne Division then became Assistant G-3/5/7 (Readiness), United States Army Forces Command. Lieutenant General Flynn was the 25th Infantry Division Commander then became Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Pacific Command. Prior to his current assignment, Lieutenant General Flynn assumed the position of Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, Headquarters Department of the Army.
Lieutenant General Flynn has also served in key staff assignments to include: Chief Operations, G-3, 25th Infantry Division (Light); Joint Observer/Trainer, Joint Warfighting Center, Suffolk, Virginia; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg.
Lieutenant General Flynn’s awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Legion of Merit (two oak leaf clusters), Bronze Star (four oak leaf clusters), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (one oak leaf cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Combat Infantryman’s Badge (with Star), Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Ranger Tab and Pathfinder Badge.
Lieutenant General Flynn is a graduate of the United States Naval War College with a Master’s Degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies and a graduate of the Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS) with a Master’s Degree in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy from National Defense University.
Lieutenant General Flynn is married to Kathleen Flynn and they have three children Molly, Sean, and Tara.