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The US Army's First Openly Trans Soldier

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Shane Ortega is an American soldier U.S. Army Sergeant serving at Wheeler Airfield in Oahu, Hawaii as a helicopter crew chief in the Army's 25th Infantry Division, and is the first openly trans soldier in the U.S. Military.

Born in Patuxent River, Maryland to military parents and assigned female at birth, Ortega never considered any other career. His father served in the U.S. Navy while his mom served in the Navy and Army. Two of his uncles served in Vietnam. He also knew he wasn't female when he was very young, "I’ve known since I was a child." While still in Monacan High School outside Richmond, he signed up for Marine boot camp and left for camp two days after graduating in 2005.

Ortega has served three combat tours, two in Iraq, one in Afghanistan, "Two as a Marine and one in the Army. Two as a woman and one as a man." Ortega states, "My commitment to serving this country runs deep, I have been a team and squad leader, a crew chief, and a machine gun section chief."

Ortega has been on over 400 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, "and fought side-by-side in foxholes and remote operating bases." Ortega stated, "I will continue to fight this fight for the 700,000 transgender veterans that have gone before me who were forced to choose between serving their country and being true to who they are." He always presents as male except when compelled by the Army to wear women's "dress blues" for official occasions, he lives as a man and holds ID and passport under his male gender. Ortega notes that in a combat zone it made little difference of his gender identity as he was expected to carry his own equipment and do his job.

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Shane Ortega

5 out of 5

The US Army's First Openly Trans Soldier

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Shane Ortega Biography

Shane Ortega is an American soldier U.S. Army Sergeant serving at Wheeler Airfield in Oahu, Hawaii as a helicopter crew chief in the Army's 25th Infantry Division, and is the first openly trans soldier in the U.S. Military.

Born in Patuxent River, Maryland to military parents and assigned female at birth, Ortega never considered any other career. His father served in the U.S. Navy while his mom served in the Navy and Army. Two of his uncles served in Vietnam. He also knew he wasn't female when he was very young, "I’ve known since I was a child." While still in Monacan High School outside Richmond, he signed up for Marine boot camp and left for camp two days after graduating in 2005.

Ortega has served three combat tours, two in Iraq, one in Afghanistan, "Two as a Marine and one in the Army. Two as a woman and one as a man." Ortega states, "My commitment to serving this country runs deep, I have been a team and squad leader, a crew chief, and a machine gun section chief."

Ortega has been on over 400 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, "and fought side-by-side in foxholes and remote operating bases." Ortega stated, "I will continue to fight this fight for the 700,000 transgender veterans that have gone before me who were forced to choose between serving their country and being true to who they are." He always presents as male except when compelled by the Army to wear women's "dress blues" for official occasions, he lives as a man and holds ID and passport under his male gender. Ortega notes that in a combat zone it made little difference of his gender identity as he was expected to carry his own equipment and do his job.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Shane Ortega for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Shane Ortega, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Shane Ortega or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Shane Ortega?

    Booking fees for Shane Ortega, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Shane Ortega, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Shane Ortega?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Shane Ortega for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Shane Ortega for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Shane Ortega or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Shane Ortega or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Shane Ortega is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Shane Ortega for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Shane Ortega generally travels from ID, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Geena Rocero, Gavin Grimm, Charlene Carruthers, Chella Man and Alex Newell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Shane Ortega for an upcoming event.

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  • Transgender veteran Shane Ortega discusses Trump's military ban
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  • Shane Ortega, First Openly Transgender Soldier, Reacts To ...

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