• Born Aryeh Judah Schoen Nusbacher, changed gender to female and name to Lynette in 2000
• Attended University of Toronto and obtained Bachelor of Arts degree in history and Economics in 1988, Master of Arts degree in War Studies in 1996, and PhD in history from the University of Oxford in the UK in 2000
• Served as logistics officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and led financial planning for an infantry battalion
• Owns Nusbacher Associates management consultant company and writes for Times of Israel and Huffington Post
• Married Melanie Bright in 1998, has two kids and a net worth estimated to be more than $1 million

Dr. Lynette Nusbacher (previously Aryeh Nusbacher) Wiki Biography

Lynette Nusbacher was born Aryeh Judah Schoen Nusbacher – the origin of this name is unknown – on 17 December 1966, in New York City USA, so under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius and holding American nationality – although born male, Aryeh changed gender to female and name to Lynette, so we will address Lynette as a ‘she’.

Childhood and education

Lynette’s wasn’t interested in changing her gender from an early age but was rather ‘more male’ than most other boys, as she was interested in the military and dreamed about becoming a part of it one day.

She hasn’t shared much about her parents – Kelly and Wayne Maines – as she doesn’t want them involved in the media, and it’s not known whether or not she has any siblings.

Lynette matriculated from high school as one of the best students, and then enrolled at the University of Toronto from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and Economics in 1988. As she wanted to further improve her knowledge related to the military, she eventually received her Master of Arts degree in War Studies in 1996, and was mostly focused on the role of armies, and intelligence operations.

She obtained her PhD in history from the University of Oxford in the UK, completing her thesis on Modern British History. Lynette also completed the Defense Strategic Leadership Program at Cranfield University, UK in 2010.

Lynette’s career

Lynette’s career was officially launched in 1988, when she began working for the University of Toronto as their administrator – she stayed on this position for six years until 1994, meantime in 1992 also becoming a logistics officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, meaning that she was doing two jobs simultaneously for more than two years.

In 2000, Lynette switched from logistics officer to leading financial planning for an infantry battalion, while also serving as a divisional staff officer. She became a principal and senior consultant in war studies at the LMC Consultancy in 2006, and stayed with them until 2017, also becoming specialized in operational research, while working from 2006 to 2012 as a part-time lecturer at the University of Reading, UK.

The most important part of Lynette’s career was when she became the senior intelligence advisor and devil’s advocate at the UK’s cabinet office in 2007, and was promoted to being the head of the strategic horizons unit after only a year.

Lynette has done numerous other things throughout the years – she taught both Prince William and Prince Harry at the UK Royal Military College, Sandhurst, appeared as a military history expert on the “Time Commanders” BBC show, and in several other documentary shows. Lynette is also the owner of the Nusbacher Associates management consultant company, and is currently writing for two popular magazines “Times of Israel” and “Huffington Post”.

Personal life and husband

Lynette hasn’t shared the details of her marriage with the public but a few things are still known.

Dr Lynette Nusbacher

Lynette met Melanie Bright while she was working on obtaining her MA degree, and the two were an instant match – according to them, it was love at first sight, and it tooknearly three years to exchange their wedding vows in 1998. They were living happily for nine years until Lynette decided to change her gender – however, to the surprise of many, Lynette’s gender change surgery didn’t affect her bond with her partner Melanie, and the two have remained together to this day. They have two kids together, but haven’t shared any details regarding them with the public including their names.

It is known that Melanie has been very supportive of Lynette throughout the years, including when she was going through her gender change surgery. Lynette hasn’t talked about any other women she might have dated throughout the years, and it appears as Melanie was and has been her only love.

Likes and interests

Lynette has been focused on war, strategy, and national and international matters throughout her entire life, but there are still a couple of other things she enjoys doing.

Lynette is very passionate about writing, and has published several books – as one might have guessed, all of these books are war and strategy related. Three of her most popular – “1314: Bannockburn”, “The Battle of Bannockburn 1314”, and “War and Conflict” all talk about the Scottish War which took place in 1314.

In her free time, Lynette enjoys reading history books and watching documentary shows. Her favorite topic is World War II which she knows a lot about, and she’s appeared in several documentary shows in which she talked about this war in particular.

It’s said that Lynette was also interested in music during her early years, but completely forgot about that once she enrolled at college and became occupied with the history of war.

Appearance and net worth

Lynette has long brown hair and blue eyes, while she hasn’t shared her exact height and weight with the public.

According to authoritative sources, her current net worth is estimated to be more than $1 million, and is steadily rising thanks to numerous things she is always working on.

Presence on the internet

Lynette is more or less active on the popular social media networks on the internet – ‘more’ because she is very active on Twitter and Facebook, and ‘less’ because she doesn’t have an Instagram account.

Lynette launched her Twitter account in March 2011 and is also running a Facebook page which currently counts more than 4,000 fans.

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  1. Lately I have been watching the military history documentary ‘Line of Fire’ on YouTube and have been totally impressed everytime Dr. Aryck Nusbacher spoke so I decided to search to see what books Dr. Nusbacher has written. Wow, totally did not expect this…you have to be honest about that…but none of that has anything to do with history and your knowlege it. So I’m going to check out your books (I assume they are available on Amazon.) and maybe purchase one or two.
    I don’t want to go on too long so I’ll leave you with this: Since WWII is a main interest of yours I would just like to state that the campain in Burma is sorely lacking in good historical books. (Hint hint) Take care and be safe (including your family/friends)…

  2. Ok this is CRAZY MAKING! You do not refer to a boy as “she”. You talk about this man’s life as a little boy use the PROPER “HE” pronoun, which is what HE *CORRECTLY( identified as back then. He decided he wanted to be a woman. Fine. You can call the person “she” from them on but DO NOT INSULT WOMEN by referring to a man as “she”!

  3. justin case Reply

    You are a man…always have been, always will be no matter how you butcher or artificially anhance your body.

  4. To the Author

    Why do you allow two hateful pple post transphobic comments? Surely Dr Lynette deserves your respect, after all you did her biography.

    Delete those transphobic comments!

  5. I have immense respect & admiration for Lynette. Her intelligence, and willingness to share her knowledge with the public is appreciated. I can imagine the extensive wealth of information she has & would enjoy being a student in her class. Does she teach at all? Thank you for this article about her.

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