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Lynette Nusbacher | Biography 2021

Quick Information

  • Full Name Lynette Nusbacher
  • Occupation Strategic Advisor, Consultant, Advisor, Author, Actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace New York, U.S.
  • Birth Date Dec 17, 1996
  • Age 24 Years, 9 Months
  • Orignally Aryeh Judah Schoen
  • Sexual Orientation Transgender
Devil’s Advocate and Principal at Nusbacher & Associates

Lynette Nusbacher | Biography 2021

Former Devil's Advocate to Britain's Joint Intelligence Committee and Former Head of the Cabinet Office's National Security Strategic Horizons Unit

Nusbacher is a devil’s advocate and a strategist. She has headed the Cabinet Office’s National Security Horizon Scanning section as the Head of the Strategic Horizons Unit and served as Devil’s Advocate to Britain’s Joint Intelligence Committee. 


Lynette Nusbacher is a devil’s advocate and principal at Nusbacher & Associates, a devil advocacy firm. She has been active in the firm since 2011.

Who Is Lynette Nusbacher?

Dr. Lynette Nusbacher is a well-known transgender military historian, scholar, and strategist in the United States. Her popularity skyrocketed after changing her gender from a biological male to a female via a gender reassignment surgery. Before transition, she was recognized as Dr. Aryeh Nusbacher on the History Channel.

Nusbacher is a devil’s advocate and a strategist. She has headed the Cabinet Office’s National Security Horizon Scanning section as the Head of the Strategic Horizons Unit and served as Devil’s Advocate to Britain’s Joint Intelligence Committee. 

She has also served as a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. She has also written for the Times of Israel about strategy and foreign affairs.

Nusbacher married Melanie Bright on 7 June 1998. They are the parents of two daughters: Mathilde and Abigail.

Early Life & Education 

Lynette Nusbacher was born Aryeh Judah Schoen on 17 December 1966. She was born and raised in New York, the USA, with Jewish values and culture.

In 1994, she joined the University of Toronto to attain a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and History. She later graduated with the degree in 1988. She then went on to Royal Military College in the United Kingdom to get her Master’s Degree in War Studies and graduated in 1996. There, she received her extensive military and management training, including the doctrine of mechanized warfare, information management, and army processes.

After that, she went on to get her Doctor of Philosophy Degree at the University of Oxford in 2001. 

Later, Nusbacher also attended The National School of Government and the Cranfield School of Management between 2009 and 2010. She enrolled in the program to learn more about leadership and hone her organizational abilities.

Career 

Nusbacher’s first job came in 1988 when she was hired as an administrator at the University of Toronto. She worked there for six years, from 1988 to 1994. Then, in 1992, she got another job at the Canadian Armed Forces, where she rose through the ranks to become the logistics officer for this military unit. She served there for over seven years before quitting in June 2000. 

Later in 2006, she worked as a principal and senior consultant in the military and strategic studies for the LMC consultancy. Before she departed from the consultancy work in 2007, she also did specialist operational research.

Her next big job was at British Army. She served the army for fifteen years, from March 1999 to 2014. She initially started as a senior lecturer (military historian) at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, where she taught for fourteen years, beginning in 1999 and ending in 2013. In 2000, Nusbacher started working as a Reserve Officer and served both part-time and full-time in the UK and overseas, including Germany, Oman, and Kosovo.

In addition to this position, she visited the University of Reading from 2006 to 2012 as a part-time lecturer and conducted various courses there. She even taught members of the British royal family, Prince William and Prince Harry.

Nusbacher could work two or three jobs at the same time. In 2007, she also worked as a senior intelligence advisor and devil’s advocate for the UK Cabinet Office. In 2008, she was promoted as the Head of the Strategic Horizons Unit.

Television Shows

Dr. Nusbacher appeared first on television in 2003. She made her acting debut in the series Time Commanders, which aired on BBC TV. She later appeared in all the series’ subsequent episodes. She worked on the show for two years until 2005. Eventually, she established herself as a knowledgeable military historian on television.

Some of her other notable TV appearances include Battlefield Detectives (2004 - 2005), Weaponology (2007), Abandoned Engineering (2016), Conspiracy (2015-2017), and World War II: Witness to War (2017). 

She has also been featured in at least two episodes of Mysteries of the Abandoned, which have been airing since 2017. ‘Secret of Supervillain Island’ and ‘Factory of Death’ were the two episodes in which she appeared.

Writer 

Nusbacher is also the author of ‘The Battle of Bannockburn 1314,’ a book on the Scottish war of 1314 that was released in 2002.

Gender Surgery

In 2007, Nusbacher not only changed her name, but she also changed her entire identity. During her vacation from teaching at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Nusbacher had gender reassignment surgery. When she returned, she was dressed in a jupe and blouse, which surprised the cadets at the institution. 

However, she was treated with the highest respect. Their instructor, formerly known as Dr. Aryeh Nusbacher, continued to teach military history, war strategy, and army studies under the name Lynette Nusbacher.

Does Lynette Nusbacher and Melanie Bright have Children: Son or Daughter? 

Before the surgery, the American military historian married a woman named Melanie Bright. The couple started dating in 1997 and tied the wedding knot on 7 June 1998. They have two daughters: Mathilde and Abigail, who are also brought up with Jewish values.

Nusbacher’s wife Bright, notably, was incredibly supportive of her life-altering decision and even protected her against questioning press eyes. While the media star is proud of her transgender identity, she does not want it to be a talking point.

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