Who We Are

SPART*A is a group of transgender people who currently serve or have served in the military. SPART*A is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization not affiliated with the Department of Defense. Membership is open to transgender (to include non-binary and gender-nonconforming) individuals currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. We also offer smaller groups for families of transgender service members, veterans, and allies.


SPART*A’s mission is to advocate for our actively serving transgender military members, veterans, and their families. SPART*A provides our members with a peer support network, assistance in navigating military transgender policy and health care, and educational resources for their professional development. SPART*A actively coordinates and collaborates with other LGBT advocacy organizations to promote an inclusive military environment that values the contributions of all Americans with the desire to serve.

Our Board:

SPART*A’s Board of Directors(BoD) is comprised of active duty, reserve, and veteran transgender service members and is responsible for the day to day operations and strategic planning of the organization. Directors are also responsible for supervising the various committees necessary to the successful completion of the SPARTA mission; these include: Advocacy, Development, Communication, Legal, and Membership.

Meet our Board Members below.

President and Board Chair: Bree Fram 🚀👩‍🔬
Vice President : Open
Communications: LeAnne Withrow
Membership: Keishaun Lowery
Advocacy: Jacob Eleazer
Secretary: Katie Schmid
Treasurer: Blake Dremann
Community Relations: Amanda Fisher

SPART*A Volunteer Staff:
Attorney-Advisor - Deirdre Anne Hendrick
Manager, IT Services, and Security - Kara Zajac
Accession Mentorship - Logan Ireland
Accession Mentorship - Nick Wright

SPART*A Chapter Leaders:
Air & Space Force Chapter Leader - Evelyn Lee ✈️🚀
Navy/Coast Guard/NOAA Chapter Leader - Melody Stachour ⚓
Marine Corps Chapter Leader - Sam Gibbs
Army Chapter Leader - Freyja Eccles

Emeritus/Past Presidents:
Sue Fulton
Emma Shinn ⚖️👩🏼‍⚖️

Commitment to Serve - Stories of SPART*A

The Commitment to Serve series highlights some of the amazing stories of our members.

SPART*A Values:

SPART*A is a nonpartisan, inclusive, member-based organization that is committed to ensuring the rights of all transgender service members, veterans, and their families are protected.

SPART*A is committed to equal opportunity for all service members regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.

SPART*A will educate key stakeholders and the public about issues that impact transgender service members, veterans and their families in order to continue accomplishing our mission of strengthening the culture of inclusion and diversity within the United States military.*

SPART*A Legal Documents


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