Quick Facts About Dr. Lynette Nusbacher

Full NameDr. Lynette Nusbacher
Previous IdentityFormerly Aryeh Nusbacher before transitioning
Date of BirthDecember 17, 1966
Place of BirthNew York, United States
Parents Kelly and Wayne Maines
SpouseMelanie Bright
ChildrenTwo children; a boy (name: unknown) and a girl (name: Abby)
ProfessionMilitary Historian, Strategist, Author

• BSc in History and Economics from the University of Toronto

• MSc in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada

• PhD in History from the University of Oxford

TV AppearancesFeatured as a military expert on TV shows like "Time Commanders,” “Conspiracy and "Weaponology"
Work• Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

• Director of Nusbacher & Associates, a consultancy providing strategic analysis and wargaming services
Military Service Served in the British Army as an intelligence officer and a Devil's Advocate to the UK’s cabinet office
PublicationsAuthored and co-authored various books and articles on military history and strategy
Online PresenceRegular participation in documentaries and lectures on historical and military topics
Awards and Recognitions• British Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

• Royal Military College of Canada Sword of Honour
Net WorthShe is estimated to be worth about $1 million - $5 million


Dr. Lynette Nusbacher, formerly called Aryeh Nusbacher, is a military and war strategy historian, lecturer, and author who transitioned from the male to the female gender, and keeps her personal life private. She was born to in December 17, 1966, to Kelly and Wayne Maines, in New York City, United States of America. She has appeared on may TV shows, such as Conspiracy, as a guest expert, discussing military strategies.

Early Life

Lynette Nusbacher was born in New York City, United States of America on the 17th day of December, 1966. Little is known of her parents, Wayne and Kelly Maines, and there is no knowledge of the existence of any siblings. However, it is known that she has always been interested in the military and growing up as a boy, was more masculine than most boys her age.

Lynette Nusbacher As A Man
Lynette Nusbacher As A Man

She was one of the best graduating students out of her high school and pursued her dreams of being a part of the military by enrolling at the University of Toronto where she studied History and Economics. She goes on to study War Studies.


Starting with an excellent high school record, Lynette was on the right path to achieving her dreams of becoming knowledgeable in military affairs. She furthers her education at the University of Toronto and earns a Bachelor’s degree in History and Economics in 1988. She furthers her education, in a bid to become more ingrained in military strategies and concepts, and receives a Master’s degree in War Studies, focusing on intelligence operations and army roles, from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1996.

In 2001, Lynette receives her PhD in History from the University of Oxford, UK, where her study focused on Modern British History. At Cranfield School of Management, she did and completed the Defense Strategic Leadership Program, in 2010. She also completed some organizational leadership courses in the National School Government.


Lynette Nusbacher kickstarts her career by remaining at her alma mater – the University of Toronto – where she took on the role of an Administrator from 1988 till 1994. Two years before the end of her role as an Administrator, that is in 1992, she became the logistics officer in the Canadian Armed Forces.

She became the leading financial planning officer for an infantry battalion in 2000 and holds the position of divisional staff officer at the same time. In 2006, she was made a principal and senior consultant in war studies at the LMC consultant. Her role there lasted till 2017.

From 2006 to 2012, she works as a part-time lecturer at the University of Reading, UK, and simultaneously works as a top lecturer on war strategies at the Royal Military Academy from 1999 to 2013. She was also a reserve officer for the British Army. In 2007, she was appointed as the senior intelligence advisor and devil’s advocate at the UK’s cabinet office. She was soon promoted to become the head of the strategic horizons unit.

Lynette Nusbacher has appeared on different TV shows, prominent among them being; Battlefield Detectives, Weaponology, BBC’s Time Commanders, and Abandoned. She was a swordplay tutor at the School of the Sword, Godalming.

She is an author and has many books to her name; popular among them are The Battle of Bannockburn, 1314: Bannockburn, and War and Conflict. Her passion for writing sees her currently writing for Huffington Post and Times of Israel, both popular magazines.


Lynette is married to Melanie Bright, whom she met while studying to obtain her Master’s degree. They became officially married in 1998 and had a happy life. However, after nine years of marriage, Lynette decides she wants to become a woman and Melanie supports her.

There are reports that the couple had a divorce in 2010, but there has been no confirmation about the veracity of these reports.

The marriage produced two children; a boy whose name is unknown, and Abby, their daughter.


Dr. Lynette Nusbacher As A Woman
Dr. Lynette Nusbacher

Lynette Nusbacher’s assigned gender at birth is male. However, after getting married for nine years, she decides she wants to be a woman, and since 2007, has been that. Her partner, Melanie Bright is known to be of great support to her but it is unclear if her transition had been in the making before their marriage or after.

Net Worth

As the owner of a company, Nusbacher & Associates, that researches war strategies and equipment for the military, Lynette Nusbacher is allegedly worth over $1 million. However, the figure is said to be steadily rising.

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