June 3, 2013

Breaking: Meet The First Female Navy SEAL, Kristin Beck

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This just in, and yes it’s true. I first met Chris when she was at SEAL Team One. While Chris was always a little different I had no idea what was lying under the surface, as I’m sure a lot of people will have the same experience. I do know that Chris went on to serve out a full retirement, and finished his twenty years of service as an E-8 at US SOCOM, and a tour of the recently scandal-clad ST-6.

Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. I spoke with her a few months ago but declined to do a story for a multitude of reasons; now that the cat is out of the proverbial bag, you can expect a full write-up, and an exclusive soon.
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is a former U.S. Navy SEAL with combat deployments to Afghanistan, and Iraq. During his last tour he served as the west coast sniper Course Manager at the Naval Special Warfare Center. He is Editor-in-Chief of SpecialOperations.com, a SOFREP contributing editor, and a New York Times best selling author (The Red Circle & Benghazi: The Definitive Report). Follow him on twitter here.

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  • Maiingankwe

    I'm so sorry Kristin, I meant to say, straight-forward honorable lady.

  • Maiingankwe

    I am so sorry, I had no idea about the chemistry and biology, and after you explained it to me, and lost me a couple of times, it really does make sense. I'm saying I'm sorry because I had no clue and to what you have had to experience in your life. Greater difficulties than I by far. I've never ridiculed anyone for their outward or inward appearance etc. as mentioned earlier, I too see everyone as equal. I always believed it was because I played in the sandbox as a child on an Air Force Base. Please keep educating, I love to learn. I know there are a lot of people out there like me. Have you thought about educating the dummies on the street as well? Instead of just the med and psychology students? We sure need it.

  • Maiingankwe

    Me too. ;-). I wish I had a group of girls show me the whole make-up thing. I'm actually now learning and loving the change. At least in my face. I still wear jeans, and sensible clothes for the most part. I have to talk my hubby to take me out for dinner so I can play dress up. I refuse to do high heals though. I'd like to live a longer and see them as a death trap.

  • Maiingankwe

    Great interview, thanks for sharing. A message to Kirstin: darn you! You are way better at make-up and hair than I am. You looked great! No one, and I mean no one can take away your exemplary service. Thank you for your service to our country.

  • Maiingankwe

    Kristin Beck, I am a relative newcomer here at SOFREP, and I have not served in the Armed Forces. I'm sure that is two counts against me. However, my family has served valiantly in the Korean War and World War II as well as others My British grandfather was taken prisoner by the Germans during the Dunkirk Invasion and was a POW for four, long years. I grew up asking him a lot of questions, not understanding what I was doing at the time (bringing up difficult memories). He was always straight-forward with me, and for that the respect I have for him now and the stories he shared are beyond simple words. Anyways, the point I wanted to make is, SOFREP will not lose me as a member because you are here. To me, you sound like one tough, son of a gun, or maybe that was your picture above? That's beside the point. You have a lot of years of experience, and I would never dishonor you by attempting to take that away from you, as if I could right? It is highly likely I will purchase your book, if it is reasonably priced., and if you make some extra pocket change from it, kudos to you. To me, and what I've read from your posts, you seem to be a straight-forward honorable guy. Keep the posts coming, Ma'iingankwe Yes, this is my name. My family and some friends call me Ma'iingan for short. My daughter's name is Dokmegishgokwe. We call her Brianna or Dokme (do ka may) for short with family.