Trump’s VP — RI Retired General Flynn is Now a Leading Candidate

Sunday, July 10, 2016

 

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Gen. Michael Flynn (RET) left with his brother, Gen. Charlie Flynn

The Washington Post’s Robert Costa is now reporting on Saturday, the retired Michael Flynn is a leading candidate to be selected as the Vice Presidential Candidate to run with Donald Trump.

Flynn grew up in Middletown and is a grad of the University of Rhode Island.

“Donald Trump is increasingly intrigued by the idea of tapping retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn in order to project strength and know-how on national security, according to four people familiar with the vetting process,” wrote Costa in the Post Saturday.

GoLocalProv had reported in May that Flynn was on the short list for consideration for the Vice Presidential slot.

A Big Middletown Family

In 2011, GoLocal featured General Flynn and his brother General Charlie Flynn as they are one of the few brother combos that have served as Generals simultaneously in United States history.

Flynn is a registered Democrat, but has been critical of the Obama Administration’s military strategy.

His Military Record

Michael Flynn served in Grenada, Haiti, and extensively in Afghanistan. 

According to his bio, Flynn served as the director of intelligence, Joint Staff from July, 2008 to June, 2009, then the director of intelligence, International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan from June 2009 to October 2010. He also served as the director of intelligence, United States Central Command from June 2007 to July 2008, and the director of intelligence for Joint Special Operations Command from July 2004 to June 2007, with service in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) and Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom).

 

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