Taryn Wilson is an out-and-proud transgender service member who served in the Navy for over 20 years. She has lived all over the United States and in Japan through her career.

Last year when the news broke that the DOD would lift the ban on open transgender service, she decided to live an authentic life and for the first time not hide who she was from the world.

She is active in the community bringing openness and honesty about what it means to be transgender in society.