Brynn Tannehill is originally from Phoenix, Ariz. She is a writer and transgender advocate who has written for OutServe magazine, The New Civil Rights Movement, and The Bilerico Project as a blogger and featured columnist.
She graduated from the Naval Academy with a B.S. in computer science in 1997. She earned her Naval Aviator wings in 1999 and flew SH-60B helicopters and P-3C maritime patrol aircraft during three deployments between 2000 and 2004. She served as a campaign analyst while deployed overseas to 5th Fleet Headquarters in Bahrain from 2005 to 2006. In 2008 Brynn earned a M.S. in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology and transferred from active duty to the Naval Reserves. In 2008 Brynn began working as a senior defense research scientist in private industry.
Brynn left the reserves and began transition in 2010. She and her partner currently live in Xenia, Ohio, with their three children.
- Forbes: Chelsea Manning And Being Transgender In The Military
- The Guardian: US ranks low in first-ever global index of LGBT inclusion in armed forces
- The New Civil Rights Movement: Could US Military Ban On Transgender Troops Be Near An End?
- Huffington Post contributor