Transgender Navy Officer to speak at West Texas A&M University
AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) —
On October 2 at 6:30 p.m., West Texas A&M University will have Transgender Navy Officer, Lieutenant Commander Blake Dremann speak at Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall.
In 2016, Dremann became the first openly transgender service member to be promoted after the ban on transgender troops and he will speak about the importance of his activist efforts for transgender individuals who serve in the military.
“We are excited to bring such a dynamic and committed speaker to campus,” said Kristina Drumheller, professor of communication and coordinator for Buff Allies. “His service to the U.S. in general, and the LGBTQIA community in particular is inspiring.”
During Lieutenant Dremann's service, he has received various awards such as the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal as well as the Navy, Marine Corps Achievement Medal and in 2015 was honored with the Navy League's Vice Admiral Robert F. Batchelder Award.
The event will be free and open to the public.