Division Commanding General
Major General Charles A. Flynn became the 47th Commander of the 25th Infantry Division on May 2, 2014.
Maj. Gen. Flynn is a native of Middletown, Rhode Island and a Distinguish Military Graduate from the University of Rhode Island with a BS, Business Management. He holds two Masters Degrees, one on Strategic and National Security Studies, US Naval War College, Newport, RI and the second in Joint Strategy / Operational Planning from the National War College, Washington DC.
Maj. Gen. Flynn's assignments as a Brigadier General include Deputy G3/5/7, Forces Command, and Deputy Commanding General-Operations, 82nd Airborne Division, both at Fort Bragg, NC. Prior to Fort Bragg, MG Flynn was the Acting Commander, Combined Arms Center and Director, Mission Command Center of Excellence Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. As a Colonel he was assigned as the Executive Officer for Commander, International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, AFG (OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM) and Executive Officer to the Director, Joint Staff, Washington DC. He was also the Commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team (504th PIR), 82nd ABN DIV, Fort Bragg, NC (OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM). As a Lieutenant Colonel he was the 82nd ABN DIV G3, Operations Officer, and Commander, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM) Fort Bragg, NC. Before those assignments Flynn was the J35 Plans and Operations Observer Trainer, Joint Deployable Training Team, Joint Forces Command with duty in Suffolk, VA. He did his Major's assignments as the Division, G3 Chief of Operations, the Battalion S3, Operations, 1-27 IN, and as the Brigade S3, Operations Officer, 2nd Brigade, 25th IN DIV, Schofield Barracks, HI. As a Company Grade Officer MG Flynn served in multiple assignments with highlights being Battalion S1, then Commander, A Company (OPERATION UPHOLD DEMOCRACY) and finally Battalion Assistant S3 Operations, 2nd/ 75th Ranger Regiment. And prior to that being the Battalion S4, 4-325 AIR, and then the Brigade S4, 2nd Brigade, 325 AIR (OPERATION DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM), and then Commander, A/4-325 AIR (HURRICANE ANDREW RELIEF).
Maj. Gen. Flynn is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses at Fort Benning, GA. He is also a graduate of the Army Airborne, Air Assault, Pathfinder, Ranger, and Jumpmaster Schools. He holds the Combat Infantryman's Badge with Star and is a Master Parachutist.
Maj. Gen Flynn is married and has three children.