Robert Flynn, Select One

Cmdr., U.S. Navy

Military Professor Strategy and Policy Department
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Commander Bob Flynn's most recent assignment was as Executive Officer of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels). As an S-3B Viking Naval Flight Officer, he deployed on three aircraft carriers in support of various global operations. In 2009, he was Officer-in-Charge for Joint CREW Composite Squadron ONE at Multi-National Division South Headquarters in Basra where his unit was in direct support of counter-IED efforts in southern Iraq. CDR Flynn taught tactical jet navigators at Training Squadron EIGHT SIX, was an Associate Fellow for the CNO Strategic Studies Group XXII in Newport, RI and served a tour in the Doctrine Department at the Navy Warfare Development Command.

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Electronic Warfare

Professional Highlights


Military Professor of Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College


Executive Officer, Navy Flight Demonstrations Squadron (Blue Angels)


Military Professor of Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College


Officer in Charge, Joint Crew Composite Squadron, Basra Iraq


Air Doctrine Coordinator, Navy Warfare Development Command


Department Head, Sea Control Squadron 22


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, National Security and Strategic Studies

M.S., Troy University, Management

B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, English

Awards and Decorations

Bronze Star

Meritorious Service Medal
3 Medals

News, Media, & Events


23rd International Seapower Symposium

Sep. 18, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

NATO’s Achilles Heel: Russian Political Warfare

Mar. 21, 2018
The National Interest
Article Publication

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