Alice Ashton retires from the United States Navy on June 30, 2020 and is currently in the Skillbridge program to start a new profession in journalism with the Ask & Tell Project. She has a history of leadership and task management through the military and volunteer work. Alice served 6 years in the Air Force as a Korean Linguist and 14 years in the Navy as an Arabic Linguist. She eventually came to accept that she was transgender and came out while serving, being one of only about 1,400 transgender service members serving openly under the current regulations. She worked to mentor younger transgender service members on how to navigate the military healthcare and administrative systems, co-founded a local transgender support group, and aided 15 service members in getting their diagnoses before the new ban took effect. In journalism, she hopes to write on social justice issues for all marginalized groups, especially in areas that she has personal knowledge.