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Matthew J. Flynn Ph.D., CSC

​Professor Flynn has been on the Command and Staff College faculty since July 2012.  He has taught at a number of universities and most recently served as an assistant professor at the United States Military Academy, West Point, in the both the Military and International Divisions of the History Department. Dr. Flynn is a specialist in comparative warfare of the United States and the world. His book publications include a recent co-authored study titled, Washington & Napoleon: Leadership in the Age of Revolution (Potomac Books, 2012), and books such as First Strike: Preemptive War in Modern History (Routledge, 2008), and Contesting History: the Bush Counterinsurgency Legacy in Iraq (Praeger Security International, 2010). Together these works examine a wide range of foreign policy issues across time and in a global context. Dr. Flynn received his doctorate from Ohio University in 2004 after advanced study in civil-military relations with that university's distinguished Contemporary History Institute.


Areas of Interest:

  • Great Power Status
  • Preemptive War
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Piracy