First Transgender Navy SEAL Comes Out


By Brian Jones

A retired Navy SEAL is poised to blow the doors off the military's policy on transgender people.
Kristin Beck was a member of the most elite special operations unit in the world -- SEAL Team 6. She deployed 13 times. She earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. She served in the same unit that killed Osama bin Laden.

Shortly before the bin Laden raid, in early 2011, she retired as a senior chief petty officer after serving 20 years.

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