Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, the brother of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, has been nominated to lead the U.S. Army Pacific division.
Charles is currently stationed in Washington, D.C., and serves as deputy chief of staff in the Army’s G-3/5/7 section.
Charles would be promoted to a four-star general once he is confirmed by the senate.
Charles has been the subject of controversy over their response to the Capitol insurrection while his brother pleaded guilty to a felony count of “willfully and knowingly” making false statements to the FBI during its investigation looking into the alleged collusion between Kremlin and the Trump campaign in 2016.
Army officials claimed that Charles was not involved in their response to the insurrection and that he has not answered calls for support promptly.
Charles served in both Iraq and Afghanistan and was deputy command general of U.S. Army Pacific Command.