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Kristin Beck
Beck in November 2012
Beck in November 2012
Born June 21, 1966 (1966-06-21) (age 55)
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1990–2011
Rank E-8 insignia Senior chief petty officer
Unit United States Navy Special Warfare insignia.png United States Navy SEALs
Awards Bronze Star ribbon.svg Bronze Star with Combat Distinguishing Device
Purple Heart BAR.svg Purple Heart
Defense Meritorious Service ribbon.svg Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2)
Other work Author

Kristin Beck (born June 21, 1966) is a retired United States Navy SEAL who gained public attention in 2013 when she came out as a trans woman. She published her memoir in June 2013, Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy SEAL's Journey to Coming out Transgender, detailing her experiences.

Beck served in the U.S. Navy for twenty years and is the first openly transgender former U.S. Navy SEAL.

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