When you hear the term Navy Seal you think of a lot of testosterone filled macho guys all highly trained, potential killers. Chris Beck was one of those guys. He retired in 2011 after serving in the team that took down Osama Bin Laden. Chris has just released a biography under his new name Kris, short for Kristin. That’s right, Chris, once he left the Seals transitioned to become female. She came out as transgender when she posted a photo on Linkedin and subsequently has had a huge outpouring of support from her former Navy Seal colleagues. One wrote “I just wanted to drop you a note and tell you that Kris has all the support and respect from me that Chris had … and quite possibly more. While I’m definitely surprised, I’m also in amazement at the strength you possess and the courage necessary to combat the strangers and ‘friends’ that I’m guessing have reared their ugly heads prior to and since your announcement. …”

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