Progressives sometimes have mixed feelings about our Armed Forces: gratitude for their sacrifice, but uneasiness about this huge organization we have tasked with deploying violence in our name. Meanwhile, military service falls to an ever-shrinking group of Americans. How do we close the gap? Sue’s stories will break down some of the myths.
Sue co-founded Knights Out, the organization of LGBT West Point alumni and allies, and OutServe, the association of actively-serving LGBT military members. As President of SPARTA, she played a leading role in lifting the military’s ban on transgender service in 2013. Appointed by President Obama as the first openly gay member of the West Point Board of Visitors, she became the first female USMA graduate to chair the Board. In 2017, she was appointed to the Board of Visitors for the National Defense University in Washington, DC, and was recognized a “Veteran to Watch” by We Are The Mighty.