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Edward Lin

Edward Lin

Edward Lin is a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy and oversees maritime patrol aircraft, including P-8A Poseidon and P-3C Orion spyplanes and the MQ-4C Triton surveillance drone.

He was arrested in September 2015 for allegedly giving military and government secrets to the Chinese.


Lin has been to many countries since 2008, including the United Kingdom, Taiwan, China, Dubai, and Jordan.



He immigrated to the United States from Taiwan at the age of 14 speaking little English and became a naturalized citizen.



On April 10th, 2016 a preliminary "Article 32" hearing was held to address whether or not Lin passed government secrets to the Chinese government.

[2] Lynn is suspected of meeting a Taiwanese national during a personal trip, and possibly exchanging secrets.

He is also being charged with adultery and procuring prostitutes.



Citation Linklinkedin.comHis LinkedIn
Apr 11, 2016, 6:15 AM
Citation Linknewsweek.comEdward Lin's primary page.
Apr 11, 2016, 6:13 AM
Citation Linkwashingtonpost.comA news article about his detainment and alleged espionage
Apr 11, 2016, 6:14 AM
Citation Linknavytimes.comThe Navy Times discusses the incident
Apr 11, 2016, 6:14 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Edward Lin from his LinkedIn.
Apr 11, 2016, 6:31 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comEdward Lin in uniform.
Apr 11, 2016, 6:31 AM
Citation Linkfacebook.comHis page on Facebook
Apr 11, 2016, 6:42 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comNavy pictures
Apr 11, 2016, 6:46 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comAt his navy graduation ceremony
Apr 11, 2016, 6:47 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comA picture of him at a museum
Apr 11, 2016, 6:47 AM
Citation Linknavy.milArticle about Lin moving to the US and joining the Navy
Apr 12, 2016, 1:43 AM
Citation Linkthedailybeast.comArticle describing more details of his life.
Apr 12, 2016, 1:47 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPicture in London, UK
Apr 11, 2016, 6:48 AM