SPARTA, a nonprofit advocacy organization representing transgender military service members in the United States, has nominated its new president and board chair — Cmdr.
Emily Shilling of the U.S. Navy. Shilling, who has served in the military since 2005, has had a full and eventful 18 years in the Navy.
She’s completed more than 60 combat missions and now serves as an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer where she oversees acquisitions.
She previously worked as the director of membership at SPARTA. Shilling grew up moving from place to place around the United States and abroad with her father, who was a pilot during the Vietnam War era and then a doctor for the U.S.