Bryan (Bree) Fram

Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Bree Fram, B, is an active duty astronautical engineer (rocket scientist) in the US Air Force currently serving as Materiel Leader, Cyberspace Integration and Transition at the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate in Rome, NY. Previously B was the Iraq Country Director in Air Force International Affairs stationed at the Pentagon responsible for overseeing all Air Force security cooperation and security assistance activity with Iraq.

In earlier assignments Lt Col Fram was the executive officer in the Air Force Directorate of Strategic Plans, a Legislative Fellowship 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 (gender-fluid/non-binary) on the day the transgender ban in the military was dropped in 2016. B's use of name and pronouns are based on gender-presentation, electronically either work. B has received the warm support of friends, family and colleagues.

Lt Col Fram is a board member 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. B 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.

B has been married for 14 years to Peg Fram and they have two girls, age 10 and 6.


Military Assignments:
2018 - Pres Materiel Leader, Cyberspace Integration and Transition / Rome, NY
2017 - 2018 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 with Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Global War on Terrorism – Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Medal

Selected Media:
26 Mar 2018 "Transgender Air Force Officer On Trump's Ban And His Supportive Fellow Troops" - NPR ARTICLE AND AUDIO
Interview with France 24 Link
My Promotion to Lt Col at the National Archives Link
Lobbying on Capitol Hill with NCTE Link