Chelsea Manning in May 2017
December 17, 1987|
Crescent, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||2007–present|
|Convictions||Violating the Espionage Act, stealing government property, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, multiple counts of disobeying orders|
|Sentence||35 years, dishonorable discharge, loss of rank|
National Defense Service Medal|
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, (born Bradley Edward Manning; December 17, 1987) is a United States Army soldier who was diagnosed with gender identity disorder while in the Army. After Adrian Lamo exposed Manning leaking secret government files to WikiLeaks in 2011, readers of The Guardian chose her as 2012's person of the year.
On January 11, 2018, Manning announced her plans to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. To challenge the state's senior senator, two-term incumbent Ben Cardin, as a Democrat in the June 26, 2018 primary election.
Early life[change | change source]
Manning was born in Crescent, Oklahoma.
References[change | change source]
- Tate, Julie. "Judge sentences Bradley Manning to 35 years", The Washington Post, 21 August 2013.
- Tate, Julie and Londono, Ernesto. "Bradley Manning found not guilty of aiding the enemy, convicted on other charges", The Washington Post, 30 July 2013.
- Londono, Ernesto; Rolfe, Rebecca; and Tate, Julie. "Verdict in Bradley Manning case", The Washington Post, 30 July 2013.
- Savage, Charlie. "Manning Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy", The New York Times, 30 July 2013.
- Pilkington, Ed. "Bradley Manning verdict: cleared of 'aiding the enemy' but guilty of other charges", The Guardian, 31 July 2013: "the soldier was found guilty in their entirety of 17 out of the 22 counts against him, and of an amended version of four others."
- "'I am Chelsea': Read Manning's full statement". today.com. 22 August 2013.
As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition. I also request that, starting today, you refer to me by my new name and use the feminine pronoun (except in official mail to the confinement facility). I look forward to receiving letters from supporters and having the opportunity to write back.
- Stamp, Scott (22 August 2013). "Bradley Manning: I want to live as a woman". today.com.
- Shubailai, Nadine (17 May 2017). "Chelsea Manning released: The past 'is only my starting point, not my final destination'". ABC News.
- "Chelsea Manning files for US Senate bid in Maryland". Associated Press. January 14, 2018.
Manning is yet to file for the primary with the state elections board, which she must do in person by Feb. 27.