June 21, 2024
General Charles Flynn, Commanding General of U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC), was in Carlisle to address the AY23 resident class of the U.S. Army War College. He took the time to sit down with our Editor-in-Chief JP Clark to discuss what the Army is doing in the Pacific. Their conversation includes the 4Cs framework, allies and partners, wargaming and campaigning in the region and the responsibilities of the theater Army to set the theater for the joint force. General Flynn shares his extensive experience in the Pacific and at the senior level of Army leadership to provide a clear picture of the Army's activities and contributions to joint operations in the INDOPACOM theater.

General Charles Flynn, Commanding General of U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC), was in Carlisle to address the AY23 resident class of the U.S. Army War College. He took the time to sit down with our Editor-in-Chief J.P. Clark to discuss what the Army is doing in the Pacific. Their conversation includes the 4Cs framework, allies and partners, wargaming and campaigning in the region and the responsibilities of the theater Army to set the theater for the joint force. General Flynn shares his extensive experience in the Pacific and at the senior level of Army leadership to provide a clear picture of the Army’s activities and contributions to joint operations in the INDOPACOM theater.

Everyone’s goal in the region…is to have no war. But in order to have no war you have to be prepared to fight. So we are preparing ourselves to fight and get into a position of advantage so that that fight never comes.

General Charles Flynn is the Commanding General of United States Army Pacific. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Training (G3/5/7) of the Army Staff.

COL J.P. Clark is an Army War College Professor in the Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations, as well as the editor-in-chief of War Room. His previous assignment was in the Pentagon, where he was the chief of the Strategy Division in the Army Staff.

The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army, or Department of Defense.

Photo Description: Gen. Charles A. Flynn, U.S. Army Pacific Commanding General (center), Lt. Gen. Laura Potter, U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence and Dr. Steven Stoddard, Director, Center for Army Analysis and Army Modeling and Simulation Office attend a briefing during the Unified Pacific Wargame Series intelligence-focused “Pacific Winds” January 26, 2023, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The Unified Pacific Wargame Series is a series of rigorous, strategic and operational, computer-aided wargames designed to provide critical insights into the Theater Army’s contribution to joint warfighting concepts in the Indo-Pacific and support a DoD-wide campaign of learning.

Photo Credit: Sgt. Jennifer Delaney

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