Colonel Sheri A. Swokowski (ret.)
Sheri A. Swokowski served in the Army National Guard from 1970 to 2004 and retired as a colonel. Swokowski discusses serving as an infantry officer while living as a closeted transwoman during her thirty-year career. The majority of her interview is focused on the job, including detailed descriptions of restructuring Wisconsin’s 32nd Infantry Division, her development as a leader, and her work at the Pentagon. In her retirement, Swokowski became an advocate for trans-service members, connecting this population to each other, the public, and members of Congress.