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Chelsea Manning
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Chelsea Manning in May 2017
Born December 17, 1987 (1987-12-17) (age 33)
Crescent, Oklahoma, U.S.
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 2007–present
Rank Private
Convictions Violating the Espionage Act, stealing government property, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, multiple counts of disobeying orders
Sentence 35 years, dishonorable discharge, loss of rank
Military awards National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
Parents Brian Manning
Susan Fox

Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, (born Bradley Edward Manning; December 17, 1987) is a United States Army soldier who was diagnosed with gender identity disorder while in the Army. After Adrian Lamo exposed Manning leaking secret government files to WikiLeaks in 2011, readers of The Guardian chose her as 2012's person of the year.

On 21 August 2013 she was sentenced to 35 years in prison. However, on 17 May 2017, Manning was released early by order of President Barack Obama on 17 January 2017.

On January 11, 2018, Manning announced her plans to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. To challenge the state's senior senator, two-term incumbent Ben Cardin, as a Democrat in the June 26, 2018 primary election.

Early life

Manning was born in Crescent, Oklahoma.

Bradley Manning US Army
Bradley Manning in 2012
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