Lieutenant Colonel Bree Fram, is an active duty astronautical engineer (rocket scientist) in the US Air Force. Bree has served in a wide variety of Air Force positions including recently in a Research and Development command position and in an oversight role for all Air Force security cooperation and security assistance activity with Iraq.
In earlier assignments Lt Col Fram served in the Air Force Directorate of Strategic Plans, was a Legislative Fellow at the US Capitol serving on the staff of Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo, served multiple tours as a program manager for satellite and technology programs and deployed to Qatar and Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Lt Col Fram publicly came out as transgender on the day the transgender ban in the military was dropped in 2016. She has received the warm support of friends, family and colleagues.
Bree is the Vice President and Communications Director of SPART*A, an organization that advocates and educates about transgender military service and is dedicated to the support and professional development of over 750 transgender service members. She has provided a number of educational briefings on transgender and diversity issues to military and civilian audiences and is available for speaking engagements or media requests.
Bree has been married for 15 years to Peg Fram and they have two girls, age 11 and 7.
2018 - Pres Rome, NY
2015 - 2018 Pentagon, Washington DC
2014 - 2015 United States Capitol, Washington DC
2011 - 2014 Buckley AFB, CO
2007 - 2011 Los Angeles AFB, CA
2005 - 2007 Wright Patterson AFB, OH
2004 Operation Iraqi Freedom Deployment - Iraq/Qatar
2003 - 2005 Kirtland AFB, NM
MS, Astronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2007
BS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2001
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Global War on Terrorism – Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Medal
April 202 "Trans service members fight COVID-19 under ongoing ban" Washington Blade
Feb 2020 "Kelly's Quest - An Interview During a Round of Disc Golf" YouTube
Jun 2019 "Feeling the impact of Trump’s transgender troop ban" Yahoo News Video and Article
April 2019 "How The Trump Administration's Transgender Troop Ban Is Affecting One Military Family" NPR Article and Audio
April 2019 "Some Troops Rushed To See Doctors Before The Military's New Transgender Policy Took Effect" American Homefront Article and Audio
March 2019 "These Transgender Troops Need a Gender Dysphoria Diagnosis to Keep Their Jobs" Daily Beast Article
Feb 2019 Wrote Washington Post Editorial "The Defense Department needs transgender service members"
March 2018 "Transgender Air Force Officer On Trump's Ban And His Supportive Fellow Troops" - NPR Article and Audio
Interview with France 24 Link
Promotion to Lt Col at the National Archives Link
Lobbying on Capitol Hill with NCTE Link