As the old saying goes, there’s a first for everything.
Double Jeopardy Betrayal?
First openly trans Army officer arrested for trying to pass secrets to Russia
From the article:
U.S. Army Maj. Jamie Lee Henry was arrested on Thursday after allegedly trying to pass health information about U.S. military members to Russia. Henry previously caught media attention after coming out as the first openly transgender active duty U.S. Army officer.
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the arrest of Henry, 39, and wife Anna Gabrielian, 36. The pair was indicted on Wednesday on charges of conspiracy and the disclosure of individually identifiable health information (“IIHI”).
Even before these charges were announced, Henry had caught the attention of the U.S. media. In June of 2015, Buzzfeed published an article profiling Henry and highlighting Henry’s experience as a trans woman. Henry told Buzzfeed how she initially struggled with the Army’s rules and had to maintain male grooming standards during the transition process.
Transgender U.S. troops previously had to serve under the gender marker corresponding with their biological sex, however, President Joe Biden’s administration has since allowed trans troops to serve under their preferred gender marker.
Henry is a doctor in the Army’s medical corps and has held a “secret” security clearance. The Army officer was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, which is the home of the Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps, the headquarters of Army Special Operations Command, and the Womack Army Medical Center.
Gabrielian is an anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins….