Kristin Beck: A Transgender Navy SEAL's Life-Changing Journey
In this video, Kristin Beck, a transgender Navy Seal, explains that she has known that she is transgender since grade school, but it wasn't until after serving as a Navy Seal for 20 years and retired, that she finally came out. Beck has written a book about her journey and has worked with getting trans people the right to serve in the military.
Kristin Beck is a retired United States Navy SEAL, who served for more than 20 years in the Special Operations Forces, as well as a civil rights advocate. Over the course of 13 deployments and seven combat deployments, she conducted special operations with small UAVs, HUMINT, and Direct Action missions. Her final tours were with the counter-terrorism Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU or “SEAL Team Six”) to head the Special Reconnaissance units and various Task Forces as a HUMINT source handler and technical operations director. For her service, she has been awarded more than 50 ribbons and medals including: the Bronze Star with valor, the Purple Heart, and the Meritorious Service Medal. She is exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau.
In 2009, Beck was requested by name to be the Advisor to SOCOM’s Science Director, Mr. William Shepherd (SEAL/Astronaut). She became an integral part of SOF technology and advancements while serving in this capacity. She has prepared and briefed position papers on SOF- unique technology for State Department and White House approvals. As a result of these outstanding achievements, Kristin Beck received the coveted NDIA 2010 Special Operations Award.
Former Navy SEAL & Civil Rights Activist
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Kristin Beck is a retired United States Navy SEAL, who served for more than 20 years in the Special Operations Forces, as well as a civil rights advocate. For her service, she has been awarded more than 50 ribbons and medals, including the Bronze Star with valor, the Purple Heart, and the Meritorious Service Medal. Beck is the nation's first transgender Navy SEAL, and was a key voice in the Congressional Bill to end LGBTQ discrimination. She shares inspiring and motivational stories from both her time as a SEAL and her current mission: fighting for equality for all Americans.