SPARTA Announces New Board Secretary & Administrative Officer

WASHINGTON, DC - SPARTA, a non-profit advocacy organization representing transgender Service members in the United States, is excited to announce that Kara Corcoran has been appointed as the board secretary and administrative officer, effective August 2023.

Kara is a native of North Attleboro, Mass, and serves on active duty as an Infantry Major in the U.S. Army. She has been a member of SPARTA for 6 years.

“I rejoined the SPARTA team to take my experience as a Tank Battalion Executive Officer and apply it to organizational management of an organization that helped change my life,” said Corcoran. “With an all-volunteer staff, it’s important we continue to 'pay it forward' to our community.”

Corcoran’s 15-year career includes two combat deployments to Afghanistan. She was awarded four Meritorious Service Medals, Air Assault Wings, Master Parachutist Wings, Ranger Tab, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. She currently serves as an Observer Coach Trainer at the Mission Command Training Program at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

“I love this team and am nothing but ecstatic for the future of an organization,” said Corcoran. “I’m looking forward to working with the new leadership to affect change and make our military a more effective fighting force.”

Corcoran holds a bachelor's degree from Norwich University and a master’s degree in operational studies.

SPARTA is a group of transgender people currently serving or has served in the military. SPARTA 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 uniformed services – Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Corps, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps.

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LeAnne Withrow (she/her) serves as a Staff Sgt. In the Illinois National Guard, as well as the Communications Director for SPART*A, and as an Equal Opportunity Specialist for the ILNG
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