Bryan (Bree) Fram

Lieutenant Colonel Bryan (Bree) Fram is an active duty astronautical engineer (rocket scientist) in the US Air Force currently serving as the Iraq Country Director in Air Force International Affairs stationed at the Pentagon. Lt Col Fram is responsible for overseeing all Air Force security cooperation and security assistance activity with Iraq.

Prior to this assignment Lt Col Fram was the executive officer in the Air Force Directorate of Strategic Plans. Previous assignments include a fellowship at the US Capitol serving on the staff of Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo, multiple tours as a program manager for satellite and technology programs and a deployment to Qatar and Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Lt Col Fram publicly came out as transgender (gender-fluid) on the day the transgender ban in the military was dropped in 2016. Lt Col Fram has received the warm support of his military family and has provided several educational briefings on transgender and diversity issues to military and civilian audiences.

Lt Col Fram also serves as the Policy Committee Chair of SPART*A Trans, an organization that advocated for open transgender service and is dedicated to the support and professional development of over 700 transgender service members. Bryan has been married for 13 years to Peg Fram and they have two girls, age 9 and 5.

Military Assignments:
2017 - Pres Branch Chf & Country Director–Iraq, AF International Affairs / Pentagon
2016 - 2017 Executive Officer, Air Force Strategic Plans / Pentagon, DC
2015 - 2016 Chf of Space/Cyberspace Architecture Analysis, Air Staff / Pentagon, DC
2014 - 2015 Legislative Fellow, Office of Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo / DC
2011 - 2014 PM, Joint Mission Eng, National Reconnaissance Office / Buckley AFB, CO
2010 - 2011 Missile Warning Staff Director, SMC / Los Angeles AFB, CA
2007 - 2010 Branch Chief, SBIRS Pointing and Control / Los Angeles AFB, CA
2005 - 2007 Student, Air Force Institute of Technology / Wright Patterson AFB, OH
2003 - 2005 Deputy Branch Chf, Spacecraft Component Technology / 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
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Global War on Terrorism – Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Medal


Selected Media:
Interview with France 24 Link
My Promotion to Lt Col at the National Archives Link
Lobbying on Capitol Hill with NCTE Link