Everything you need to know about the former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, the key to the Russia investigation and his net worth!
Who is Michael Flynn?
Unless you are a political science aficianado, avid Donald Trump tweet watcher or simply have been living under a rock since the departure of Barack Obama and arrival of Donald Trump to the White House in 2017, chances are you have never hear of Army Lieutenant General and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Michael Thomas Flynn was born to Charles Francis Flynn and Helen Frances Andrews Flynn in the snowy December in the year 1958. Unfortunately, Michael Flynn’s birth date does not seem to be readily available information, which may be a common feat for someone the status of Army Lieutenant General and the former National Security Advisor. Flynn is also a part of a huge family. Michael Flynn was born and raised in Fort Meade, Maryland alongside 8 siblings: Joseph, Helen, Claire, Charles, Barbara, William, John and Mary Louise Flynn. Michael Flynn also has the Cinderella story of being able to marry his high school lover, Lori Andrade. Together, they would give birth to their two son Matt and Michael Flynn Jr.
1980s Michael Flynn alongside Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn
To the left is a photo of Michael Flynn circa 1980, right before enlisting in the United States Army, earning the rank of Second Lieutenant fairly quick. To the right is a seasoned Michael Flynn, after committing approximately thirty-three years of service, attaining the rank of Army Lieutenant General and eventually the National Security Advisor to the United States.
The Education of Michael Flynn
Michael Flynn and his educational background are nothing to scoff at. He received his Bachelors of Science from the University of Rhode Island located in Kingston, Rhode Island. After completing the undergraduate program, Michael Flynn would go to complete a few different graduate programs. Flynn received his Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Telecommunications from the Golden State, California at Golden Gate University. After completing his Masters program, Michael Flynn would then take a more militant route towards his education. Michael Flynn also has a masters of Military Art and Science degree. Flynn received this degree from the United States Army Command and General Staff College, located in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. It doesn’t stop there for Michael Flynn. He also attended the Naval War College, which is just outside of his hometown located in Newport, Rhode Island. Here he received his degree in the Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. Michael Flynn has also partaken in individual courses centered around Military Strategies and Intelligence. If Michael Flynn ever wanted to change gears and become a teacher or professor, he would be extremely qualified to do so.
Michael Flynn alongside some new cadets at the University of Rhode Island
Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn is quite the charismatic individual to hold such a military that most of us associate with your typical drill Sargent: stern, strict, and bland. Michael Flynn is quite the opposite. After given an interview near his alma mater, University of Rhode Island, the Army Lieutenant General decided to make the young cadets’ day by taking a selfie with the bunch. Pretty sure Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn was unable to perform this task when he were in the cadets’ shows approximately 28 years ago. They would have had to have used Polaroid cameras and use the ‘shake-n-wait.’
The Net Worth of Pre-Military Michael Flynn
Former National Security Advisor Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn hasn’t always been worth the current numbers suited for a National Security Advisor. Michael Flynn comes from a huge family of 9 children. an interview states that the Flynn household was led by a World War II Vet and realtor and a High-level Banker. It is hard to find a metric figure defining the net worth of a pre-military Michael Flynn. It is safe to assume that the status of his parents and the quantity of the Flynn household yielded no problems attached to the net worth of Michael Flynn. They were well off.
The Enlistment of Michael Flynn
Michael Flynn’s father, Charles Flynn, served in the Armed Forces of the United Stated during World War II. The patriotism was embedded before Michael Flynn was even born. Michael Flynn chose to enlist in the United States Army after high school. This would be a decision that would guide the rest of Michael Flynn’s life. He participated in Operation Urgent Fury, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Uphold Democracy and the operation most people reading this are familiar with: Operation Iraqi Freedom. Michael Flynn enlisted in the army in 1981, arriving as a 2nd Lieutenant. He has been assigned to a slew of tours, including multiple at the infamous Fort Bragg, located in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Michael Flynn was also a part of the 82nd Airborne Division, Joint Special Operations Commands as well as the 23rd Airborne Corps. His service has allowed him to travel to places such as Haiti, Hawaii, Iraq, Arizona, Afghanistan and Louisiana. In 2012, Michael Flynn would see his military service and commitment to his job and his country pay off. It was then-President Barack Obama nominated Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn to serve as the new Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Concurrently, Michael Flynn would also become commander of the JFCCISR, or the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (That is a mouthful.) Michael Flynn’s military intelligence experience continued to skyrocket. It would not be until after 33 years of commitment that Michael Flynn would retire from the United States Army.
The Decorations of Michael Flynn
Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn and his Heavy Lapels
Michael Flynn is quite the decorated official when it comes to being recognized for his service in the United States Army. Pictured here, you can see that Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn has a slew of awards and medals attached to his jacket. Michael Flynn has received approximately over 40 commendations for his commitment and service to the United States Army, Government, and the safety to the people. Statistically, Army Lieutenant General Mike Flynn has received more medals (41) than years of service (34.)
With an extremely militant and educational background, one can assume that Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn have received an award or two. These include a Defense Distinguished Service Medal, four Defense Superior Service Medals, four Bronze State Medals, a whopping six Meritorious Service Medals, five Army Commendation Medals, a Joint Service Commendation Medal, and two Legion of Merit Medals. Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn’s decorations do not stop there. Michael Flynn has also received: a Master Parachutist Badge,the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, a Ranger tab badge, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal featuring three bronze service stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal of Service, the Humanitarian Medal of Service, the Army Service Ribbon, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal of Service, a Legion of Merit Medal featuring a single bronze oak and leaf cluster, a Meritorious Medal of Service featuring a single silver star and leaf cluster, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal of Service featuring two bronze stars of service, the United States Intelligence Community’s Gold Seal Medallion, the United States Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award, the National Security Agency Director’s Distinguished Medal of Service, the National Intelligence Distinguished Medal of Service, the 2012 Special Operations Professionals Association Man of the Year Award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Institute of World Politics honorary doctorate and William J. Casey award, the Edwin T. Layton Award of Mentorship and Leadership, which is a first for a non-Naval personnel and the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation American Service Award. All of these distinctions would lead to Michael Flynn earning the title of Army Lieutenant General. Based on this resume, it is clear to see how he reached the status of Army Lieutenant General and National Security Advisor.
Post-Military Michael Flynn
Michael Flynn Retiring after 3 Decades to focus on National Security Advisor
Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn alongside his wife and longtime school sweetheart Lori Flynn being celebrated as he takes his last walk as active Army Lieutenant General after approximately 33 years of service. A man still committed to his country, Michael Flynn would elevate to the role of the National Security Advisor for and to the United States of America.
Michael Flynn, along with his eldest son Michael Jr., founded and managed an intelligence agency, Flynn Intel Group Incorporated. The organization was responsible for providing, you guessed it: intelligence services for agencies and businesses. In the most simplest terms, Michael Flynn created a lobbying firm. The company was founded in 2014, rebooted in 2015 and is still thriving to date. However, the recent news in regards to to Donald Trump and the Russia incident, people are correlating some of the dealings of Flynn Intel Group Inc. with Russian officials.
How Flynn Intel Group affected Michael Flynn
Pictured here is Michael Flynn Sr. and his son Michael Flynn Jr., the founders and operators of Flynn Intel Group, a private intelligence lobbying counseling firm, founded in 2016 which still operates today. However, Flynn Intelligence Group is in the scope of the legal case attached to Michael Flynn, Donald Trump, Russia and Flynn’s son, Michael Flynn Jr.
The Net Worth of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn
Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn indeed made a name for himself in the Armed Forces of the United States becoming decorated, acclaimed, appreciated, and a bit more wealthy. The creation of his company, Flynn Intel Group Incorporated, Alongside his son Michael Flynn Jr., would do nothing but boost his net worth as well as the net worth of the Flynn household. in 2015, according to Celebrity Net Worth, the net worth of Michael Flynn was estimated to be a ridiculous $6 Million dollars. It is safe to assume the decorations and accomendations provided by the United States Army and Military at-large and three decade career yielded a multi-million dollar net worth for Michael Flynn.
The Cornucopias Account of Michael Flynn
Retired Army Lieutenant General and Former National Security Advisor for the United States Michael Flynn was no stranger to earning money. His entire Army career, spanning the course of approximately 33 years of service, provided Michael Flynn with more than a handful of monetary outlets and routes, including rank-ups, lobbyists, books, National job titles and the founding of his intelligence agency known as Flynn Intel Group Inc, which he founded in conjunction with his son Michael Flynn Jr. Flynn is also receiving a pension as a retired Army Lieutenant General, estimated to be a six figure monthly disbursement. An interview with Fox News states his net worth to be between $6 and $8 million dollars. One can assume the Russia transition case deeply will affect the future net worth of the former National Security Advisor and retired Army Lieutenant General.
Books penned by former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn
Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has authored as well as co-authored a few different projects including books and scholarly reports. These include: a report titled: “Fixing Intel: A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan,” a book titled “The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies.”
Flynn’s Net Worth after Field of Fight
Rumor has it that the former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn will be authoring another project as soon as the legal case and proceedings regarding Donald Trump, Russia, Flynn Intel Group and his son clear. There is a chance that Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn will pen a project with the reception of “Fire and Fury.” It is estimated that the release of “Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies,” Michael Flynn’s net worth increase by 500,000 dollars, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
How Field of Fight affects the Net Worth of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn
In 2016, General Michael Flynn co-penned a book titled “The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and its Allies” alongside Michael Ledeen. The book was received fairly well at the time of release. However, sales would naturally and retroactively increase a year later, due to his role in becoming National Security Advisor, the Russia case, a Fox News interview, a juxtaposing CNN News interview, and the conspiratory nature surrounding the 2016 presidential election and Donald Trump.
The Political Ideology of Michael Flynn and how it affects his Net Worth
President Donald Trump and former National Security Advisor Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn have a handful of things in common when it comes to politics. Both of them seem to be interested in shady foreign politics, both have held national positions to the public’s dismay, and most importantly: both are long time registered democrats serving and representing republican parties and constituents. That’s right: former National Security Advisor Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn is a registered Democrat. In fact, Michael Flynn and his huge family are mostly aligned with the Democratic Party and have been for a time. But there is an old American proverb that embodies the choices of alignment embodied by Michael Flynn: Money talks. Former National Security Advisor Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn may be a flip-flopping democrat, but the views he has verbalized in recent years seems to be that of a stern right-wing conservative. Michael Flynn spews the usual far-right agenda when in the media. He tends to blame the Muslim religion for the injustices and terrorism in today’s world (not true by the way.) He has went as far as referring to the religion as a ‘cancer.’ Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn is also a board member for the organization ACT! for America, a United States-centric pro-Trump and anti-Islamic advocacy group, whose mission statement is to maintain the threat of radical Islam and threats to Democracy. Ironically enough, Board Member Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn is now under federal investigation for being a threat to his own country’s democracy due to radical dealings with Russia, Michael Flynn’s son, and the overall tampering in the 2016 Presidential Election case in an attempt to provide foreign representatives with, that’s right: intelligence.
Michael Flynn’s Net Worth prior to the Donald Trump Campaign
Ret. Army Lieutenant General and President Donald Trump
Pictured here is Retired Army Lieutenant General and Donald Trump at one of Donald Trump’s early Presidential campaign outings. This photo was taken prior to Donald Trump becoming the President-elect and President as well as retired Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn who would eventually become the shortest servicing National Security Advisor in the history of the position in the United States.
Michael Flynn did not just end up as the National Security Advisor of the United States of America simply by chance. Flynn’s intelligence firm had the pleasure of consulting with also every presidential candidate for the 2016 United States Presidential Election. This included Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, and of course: Donald Trump. At one point during the presidential race, Michael Flynn was even being considered as a running mate for Donald Trump. Flynn even submitted the vetting papers, which in politics are documents that outline any kind of personal dirt or skeletons in one’s closet so that the ‘vetter’ can properly weigh any liabilities or future scandals. Ultimately, the Governor of Indiana Mike Pence would be chosen for the Vice Presidency. This would lead to Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn to becoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
National Security Advisor Michael Flynn
With Donald Trump becoming the President-elect in November of 2016, Michael Flynn’s role as National Security Advisor was pretty much secured (no pun intended.) Then President Barack Obama verbalized his caution of promoting Michael Flynn to such a sensitive role to the new President-elect. This omen would come to fruition later. Donald Trump would be inaugurated a few months later in January of 2018, effectively inaugurating Michael Flynn into the National Security Advisor role.
Michael Flynn in his Newly Appointed Position of National Security Advisor
Pictured above is Michael Flynn serving in his new role of National Security Advisor to the United States of America. Michael Flynn would only stand at the infamous White House podium less than a handful of times for only 3 and a half week, as his term as National Security Advisor would come to an abrupt end due to a conflicting interview given with popular news station in regards to the legal case against him about Russia.
The Role and Net Worth of a National Security Advisor
Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn had become National Security Advisor to/for the United States of America. The resume of Michael Flynn has exclusively groomed and equipped him for a role in charge of understanding intelligence, strategic and militant. The role of National Security Advisor in its most simplest form is to attend meetings and councils relevant to investigating and understanding intelligence, strategic, foreign, domestic and militant understandings for and against the United States of America. The salary for the National Security Advisor is a six figure salary. The most recent salary for National Security Advisor, according to Glassdoor, is 170,000 a year. While serving in the role of National Security Advisor, Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn’s net worth increase approximately one million dollar. Unfortunately for the Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, he only served as the National Security Advisor for less than a month, the shortest term in the history of the position since its formation in the 1950s.
Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn
Unfortunately, the Russia dealings would come back to haunt him, forcing him to resign from his newly found position of National Security Advisor. Michael Flynn will go down in history serving the shortest term for a National Security Advisor with only 23 days under his belt. This is the short term for the position of National Security Advisor since it’s founding approximately 63 years prior. A few days prior to his resignation, Michael Flynn had given an interview in wake of all the Russian collusion allegations surfacing in February of 2017 stating he had no intentions on resigning from the position of National Security Advisor. It would be only days later that Michael Flynn would juxtapose his original claims of remaining in the position with this letter in its entirety:
In the course of my duties as the incoming National Security Advisor, I held numerous phone calls with foreign counterparts, ministers, and ambassadors. These calls were to facilitate a smooth transition and begin to build the necessary relationships between the President, his advisors and foreign leaders. Such calls are standard practice in any transition of this magnitude.
Unfortunately, because of the fast pace of events, I inadvertently briefed the Vice President Elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian Ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the President and the Vice President, and they have accepted my apology.
As I step away once again from serving my nation in this current capacity, I wish to thank President Trump for his personal loyalty, the friendship of those who I worked with throughout the hard fought campaign, the challenging period of transition, and during the early days of his presidency.
I know with the strong leadership of President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and the superb team they are assembling, this team will go down in history as one of the greatest presidencies in U.S. history, and I firmly believe the American people will be well served as they all work together to help Make America Great Again. Michael T. Flynn, LTG (Ret)
The Investigation of Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn
Sally Yates: The Initial Unravel-er of the Russian Meddling
Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates appears the earliest in the timeline against Retired Army Lieutenant General and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, his son, President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, and other alleged members of what is known as the Russia transition team.
After the muddy departure from the Donald Trump Presidential Campaign and the National Security Advisor position, Michael Flynn was not prepared for smooth sailing. The same day of the resignation, then Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey would attend a dinner featuring key players in the investigation of the meddling with Russia, including President Donald Trump. It was here Donald Trump asked James Comey to go light on pursuing justice for the treason committed by Michael Flynn, asking him to let Flynn go. James Comey replied that his loyalty is to the law, not the administration. This would ultimately lead to the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Fast forward a half of a year later, Michael Flynn is still under investigation. It would not be until November 5, 2017 that Robert Mueller has compiled enough evidence against Michael Flynn, his son Michael Flynn Jr. and ultimately the Flynn Intel Group for not only their Russia meddling affairs, but also the premeditation of a kidnapping of a foreign diplomatic figure from Turkey. It would be at this time Michael Flynn and his son Michael Flynn Jr. would lawyer up and avoid speaking about the situation as well as any public ties with President Donald Trump, his cabinet, or the Russia Transition team.
The Beginning of the End: Michael Flynn’s expected Fall From Grace
Pictured here is Retired Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn and the man who will be leading the investigation against Flynn: Special Agent Robert Mueller. Colleague and Brother-in-arms, Robert Mueller is expected by his cohorts to be firm and a seeker of truth in the case.
The Future for Michael Flynn
As of February 2018, CNN interview reports that Michael Flynn will enter a plea bargain in regards to the charges against him. If convicted, Michael Flynn could serve anywhere from one year in prison to death, if charged with treason, as treason is the only offense outlined in the United States Constitution that constitutes death. Although this is unlikely and no one deserves capital punishment, there is still a minute chance. We must stay tuned to see how the story of Michael Flynn will fade to black.
Inglorious Bastard Michael Flynn
Pictured here is Michael Flynn draped in Russian government garments, hinting at his alleged involvement of the tampering and propaganda swirling around the 2016 Presidential Election.