Kristin Beck will share some of her amazing life story with FSH, and engage with us on a discussion of the state of our country. Her talk will be entitled, “A Little Bit About You, A Little Bit About Me and a Little Bit About Our Country.”
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015
Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg, 25 Chalice Circle, Fredericksburg, VA
Kristin Beck, born Christopher Beck, is known to be the first female Navy SEAL. Kristin is an author, activist and veteran who served for 20 years, through 13 deployments, as a US Navy SEAL. In her military career, she distinguished herself with Special Operations Forces at SEAL Team One, SEAL Team Five, Naval Special Warfare Development Group (SEAL TEAM Six) and the Headquarters at SOCOM. She received the Bronze star with Valor, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and many other awards. She retired in 2011 with the rank of Senior Chief and continued high-level security work for the US government, including the Pentagon. In a 2013 she appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper and spoke about her life as transgender person beginning as a boy from a Christian family through her time as a SEAL. She is “Lady Valor” and offers services in Consulting, full spectrum law enforcement training, motivational and informational speeches, innovation collaborations, art and other original works. In February 2015, Kristin registered as a candidate in the 2016 US Congressional race in Maryland’s 5th Congressional District.