By Alacia Lauer
Amanda Simpson made history last week by becoming the first openly transgender presidential appointee, marking our nation's most recent progression in civil rights for the LGBT community. Simpson will monitor the exports of U.S. weapons technology while serving as a senior technical adviser for the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security...
...Simpson has 30 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry. She holds degrees in physics, engineering and business administration and is also a certified flight instructor and test pilot. She serves on the board of Out & Equal and previously served as a board member for the National Center for Transgender Equality.
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