This just in, former Navy SEAL Chris Beck is out as Kristin.

I first met Chris Beck when he 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.  Chris went on to serve out a full retirement, and finished his twenty years of service as an E-8 at US SOCOM, a tour of SEAL Team 6, and came out on-the-job as a contractor for US SOCOM.

I spoke with her a few months ago about a story but we decided to hold back until she announced a new book. We wish Kristen the best for whatever the future holds.

Kristin Beck’s Bio

Chris Beck played high school football. He bought a motorcycle, much to his mother’s dismay, at age 17. He grew up to become a U.S. Navy SEAL, serving our country for twenty years on thirteen deployments, including seven combat deployments, and ultimately earned a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. To everyone who saw him, he was a hero. A warrior. A man.

But underneath his burly beard, Chris had a secret, one that had been buried deep inside his heart since he was a little boy—one as hidden as the panty hose in the back of his drawer. He was transgender, and the woman inside needed to get out.