LtGen Flynn is a sought-after speaker on leadership issues and serves on the board of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a defense think tank based in Arlington, Va. Previously, he held numerous command assignments during his distinguished 38-year career in the Marine Corps, including establishing the Joint Force Development Directorate at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, managing more than 2,000 people and a $1 billion organization that developed operational doctrine and training. As deputy commandant for Combat Development and Integration, he determined future requirements for the Corps. As deputy commanding general, Multi-National Corps, Iraq, he led combat operations and supervised more than 50,000 service members and civilians. He also served as head of the Marine Corps Training and Education Command. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relation; senior associate of Center for Strategic and International Studies; and a member of the Naval Studies Board of the National Academies. He has several master’s degrees in national security and international relations.