March 20th - 24th, 2024

2024 Participant Biographies

 
Bree Fram
Lieutenant Colonel
She/Her/Hers

Bree Fram is an author, podcaster, and active duty colonel and astronautical engineer in the United States Space Force. She is also the former President of SPARTA, a non-profit that advocates and educates about transgender military service on behalf of over 1700 transgender service members. Bree is currently assigned to the Pentagon to lead space acquisition policy development. Prior to recommissioning into the Space Force in 2021, she served 18 years in a wide variety of Air Force positions including a Research and Development command position and an oversight role for all Air Force security cooperation activity with Iraq. She came out publicly as transgender on the day the transgender ban in the military was dropped in 2016 and transitioned while in a command position. She is currently one of the highest ranking out transgender officers in the United States military. Bree has appeared on ABC and NBC news, PBS News Hour, and NPR’s All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and 1A. Her writing has been featured in the Washington Post, Military Times, Inkstick, and LGBTQ Nation. She’s been a featured speaker on leadership, diversity and inclusion, and LGBTQ+ topics at Fortune 500 corporations, universities, and military and government organizations. Bree co-edited the book With Honor and Integrity: Transgender Troops in Their Own Words and co-wrote Forging Queer Leaders: How the LGBTQIA+ Community Creates Impact from Adversity which will release in May 2024 from Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Bree has been married for 19 years to Peg Fram and they have two kids, ages 15 and 11. Find out more about Bree at her website: breefram.com





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