Early life, family, educational background
American military expert and historian, Dr. Lynette Nusbacher, was born as Aryeh Judah Schoen Nusbacher into a Jewish family on 17 December 1966 in New York City USA, with male physical features. According to sources, Lynette has a brother, but not much is publicly known about him. Some online sources say that Jonas Maines is Lynette’s twin brother, but this isn’t true. Jonas is the sibling of Nicole Maines, a transgender activist.
Lynette is trilingual, speaking Hebrew, German and French. She attended the University of Toronto in Canada, and graduated with a BA (Honors) in History and Economics in 1988.
Filming Abandoned Engineering today in a cold, partially flooded cellar in East London.
In 1994, she graduated with a Master of Arts degree in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada, and then attended the University of Oxford to study for a PhD (Doctorate of Philosophy) in Modern British history, and graduated in 2001. In 2010, she attended short programs in Organizational Leadership at the Cranfield University – Cranfield School of Management and the National School of Government.
According to Lynette’s Linkedin, she has high qualifications in strategy research and war studies.
From 1988 to 1994, she was an administrator at the University of Toronto. She worked in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Logistics Officer from 1992 to 2000. While there, she controlled audit and financial planning for an infantry battalion. She was a division staff officer in 2000.
From 1999 to 2013 at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, UK, she was the military expert and senior lecturer on war strategies. She joined the LMC consultant in 2006 as a senior consultant and principal, and through 2012 she was a guest lecturer at the University of Reading in Berkshire, UK.
She was appointed to the position of Senior Intelligence Advisor in the UK’s cabinet office in London in 2007, and was promoted to the Head of Strategic Horizons in 2008. She fought for a clean system for national-level security assessment.
Lynette began being recognized as a ‘popular’ historian in 2011, so she started a blog, “Nusbacher Associates,” on which she encourages people to explore new opportunities in cyber tech and technology.
She leads the “Devil’s Advocacy,” which is a group focused on exploring the sceptical views and sound advice on historical facts and theories. Their main goal is to gain access to cognitive bias and develop clear visions of the future, including military equipment, alternative strategies and war strategies.
She has written several books including “War and Conflict,” “The Battle of Bannockburn 1314,” “1314: Bannockburn” – going into detail of what happened in the war, and how the battle is still significant today – and “London’s Civil War 1642-46.” She also speaks about the military campaigns, equipment, weapons and political views during wars in the middle ages. In 2003, her book “War and Conflict” was published. At the time, Lynette had not yet undergone gender reassignment surgery, and was still living as a man (physically). This book was meant to be part of a self-help book for teenagers. She even goes through real-life case studies.
Lynette has also published work online through “The Times of Israel.”
A section of her blog is dedicated to her work about UNRWA, Acts of War, the Aleppo refugees, and so many more well-written articles tackling essential topics. Some of her articles were published in the “Huffington Post,” a famous online news outlet.
For the English Historical Review, she wrote an article entitled “Civil War: Supply of Victuals to the New Model Army on the Naseby Campaign, 1-14 June 1645.”
She appeared on the History Channel several times as Dr. Aryeh Nusbacher, before her transition, as a military expert to provide trustworthy information, opinions and explanations regarding military operations and defence strategies. Her first television appearance was in 2003 in the series, “Time Commanders”, and proved herself as an excellent expert in military history, later appearing in many more episodes of the series from 2003 to 2005.
She is a member of the Surrey Police Independent Advisory Group. Lynette currently works at a cabinet office in London, and lecturing postgraduate Strategic Studies at the University of Reading.
Television Series Documentary
In 2003, she appeared in “National Geographic: Beyond the Movie – The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.”
From 2004 to 2005, she appeared in “Battlefield Detectives,” in “Weaponology” in 2007 and in “Conspiracy” in 2015.
Her most recent appearance in a television documentary series was in 2019’s “Mysteries of the Abandoned.”
Lynette met Melanie Bright in 1997, while she was still studying for her PhD in History. They dated just short of one year before marrying on 7 June 1998, and lived in Surrey, England for several years.
Melanie was born in Canada; she has a Master in War Studies, a BA Honors in Political Studies, and a Diploma in Public Relations. She has been working as the Head of Communications at Winchester City Council since 2018.
In 2007, Lynette underwent gender reassignment surgery. Melanie was incredibly supportive of Lynette, and protected her wife against any potentially hateful remarks, ‘She does not wish to talk to you about a private matter,’ she would tell anyone who asked questions about Lynette’s transition.
Lynette and Melanie have two children together. The family lives near Guildford, Surrey.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
According to reliable sources, Lynette taught Prince William and Prince Harry at Sandhurst.
Sources also state that she was staying in Sandhurst when she underwent her surgery from male to female so that her physical appearance would match how she felt on the inside. Apparently, the top order demanded that everybody treat her with the utmost respect, and refer to her as ‘Ma’am’ from there onwards. The Major General of Sandhurst, Peter Pearson, warned that any rude or snide comments about Lynette would be ‘treated with severe punishment.’
From 2011 to 2013 in the PINK Lists, Lynette has been ranked at number 53, 68 and 77. The Pink List ranks the most influential LGBTQ+ community members; before 2014, it was called the Rainbow List.
We talk about wargaming and https://t.co/2ty6Xc73Yr on the WB40 podcast with @ballantine70, emphasising wicked problems and the interactivity of #brexit, but if you go right to our bit 14 minutes in you miss the discussion of Circles and Soup. https://t.co/67vDsvLz3r
— Lynette Nusbacher (@Nusbacher) April 30, 2019
The British national newspaper, “The Independent on Sunday,” annually publishes the list which began in 2000 as a way to honor and thank all openly LGBTQ+ people. Lynette is active in the Jewish community, doing her best to promote traditional Jewish traditions and keep the history alive; because she is a Jew herself, so she understands the importance of culture and tradition.
She is nicknamed ‘Mrs Gunfire.’
She has brown hair and grey eyes. She is 5ft 7in (1.7m) tall, weighs 165lbs (75kg), and her vital statistics are 34-28-35.
Net worth and salary
As of early 2020, her net worth is estimated at $1.3 million.