Dr Lynette Nusbacher - Updated May 2024

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Dr Lynette Nusbacher

Dr Lynette Nusbacher is a popular transgender American military historian, author, and Strategist. Dr Lynette Nusbacher’s popularity increased after changing gender. She had even appeared on History Channel as Dr. Aryeh Nusbacher. Moreover, she is a lesbian.

Early Life

Dr Lynette Nusbacherwas born on December 17, 1966, with the birth name Aryeh Judah Schoen Neubacher in her birthplace, New York, USA. Currently, Dr Lynette Nusbacher’s age is  57 years old.

She is born Jewish to father Wayne Maines and mother Kelly Maines. She has a brother named Jonas Maines.

In 1998 before undergoing gender reassignment, she was married to Melanie Bright. The pair has two sons whose identities are kept private.

However, his wife Melanie greatly supported her husband through the transformation stages and still stands strong together with no marital issues.

Dr Lynette Nusbacher – Education

Dr Lynette graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. History and Economics from 1984-1988.

Regarded as one of the world’s most prominent Military historians, she started her MA in war Studies in 1994 at the Royal Military College of Canada where she learned about mechanized warfare doctrine, intelligence management, and processes of armies.

She even earned the title of doctor by accomplishing a DPhil degree from the University of Oxford in modern history.

But her learning journey never ended. She joined the Leadership Program at the National School of Government in 2008 and completed the Defense Strategic Leadership Program at Cranfield University in 2010.

Life Before Gender Transformation

Dr Lynette Nusbacher was a known male face of the media before the gender transformation. As Aryeh, she was one of the best weapon experts for history or military channels in the early 2000s.

But in 2007 at the age of 41 years, Aryeh decided to undergo gender transformation which inspired a lot of people to be proud of their identities. His wife Melanie wholeheartedly supported her from being Aryeh to her which made the phases easier.

Everyone was surprised by the change, many confused her to be Aryeh’s sister. No wonder there are similarities in the look. But Dr Aryeh, and here are the same and the military cadets even gave her the nickname Mrs. Gunfire after her transformation.


Caption: Before and after transformation Dr-Lynette-Nusbacher (right) and Aryeh Nusbacher (left), Source: kids)

Career and Professional Life

While still pursuing her first degree, Dr. Lynette Nusbacher stepped into her career journey by working as an administrator at the University of Toronto in 1988 where she continued for 6 years.

Then she was recruited as a logistic personnel in the Canadian Arms Force. She led financial planning for an infantry battalion until 2000.

Later in 2006, she contributed to the LMC consultant as a principal and senior consultant in war and strategic studies. She also got to carry out specialized operational research before her withdrawal in 2017.

She was good at maintaining two to three jobs concurrently. Between this, she also joined the UK’s cabinet office as a Senior Intelligence advisor and Devil’s Advocate in 2007. There she ensured a clean system for national-level security assessment.

She got a promotion in 2008 as Head of the Strategic Horizons Unit. Apart from this, she was a part-time tutor at the University of Reading from 2006 to 2012. She also provided 3 years of service as a military history expert on the show Time Commanders which aired on BBC TV in 2003. She has even appeared in various History Channel documentaries.

Currently, she owns a management consultant company namely Nusbacher Associates. But also manages time to write for the Times of Isreal and Huffington Post. Besides being a consultant and a media person, she is also an author of the 2002 published book The Battle of Bannockburn 1314, based on the Scottish War of 1314.

Dr Lynette Nusbacher – Net Worth 2024

She is currently working in a cabinet office lecturing postgraduates on strategic studies at the University of Reading.

Similarly, she gained huge fame at the age of 53. She has earned a net worth estimated at around $1.8 million as of 2023.

Dr Lynette Nusbacher – Social Media

Being a media person and LGBTQ activist, she is famous on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Dr Lynette Nusbacher has grown her fan following to 8,211 on Twitter under the username “Nusbacher” and 8.3k on Facebook.

Body Measurements

The transgender American Military Historian Dr Lynette stands a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.67 m) tall with a body weight of 60kg.

Similarly, she has dark brown eyes and black hair. Her body measurements are 34-28-35 with a bra size of 33B.