An openly serving transgender service member with the United States Navy, Yeoman Second Class Petty Officer (Aviation Warfare) Taryn McLean is a Portsmouth resident and a Norfolk native.
Taryn holds a degree in General Studies and is currently in pursuit of a degree in Psychology with a Certificate in Family Studies. Taryn’s technical and administrative skills within the Navy aide him in helping to maintain its mission readiness standards. Through the around the clock planning and coordination of Naval personnel support Taryn’s specialties have allowed him skills within the Administrative, Human Resources and Security fields.
As recipient of the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal for dedicating over 300 total off-duty hours within a three-year timespan Taryn has volunteered with the multiple organizations. Currently, Taryn regularly volunteers with branches of Veterans Affairs, the LGBT Life Center and is also a member of SPART*A.