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Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour America's First African-American Female Combat Pilot
Former combat pilot, former police officer and world renowned keynote speaker, Vernice FlyGirl Armour has been featured on OPRAH, CNN, MSNBC , FOX and others and presented to hundreds of organizations including Walmart, Bank of America, Shell, T-Mobile.
With her inspirational leadership keynotes and consulting, FlyGirl commands corporate and Tech-centric executive audiences across the globe, FlyGirl’s most requested keynotes are: A NEW Conversation, Rules of Engagement, Gutsy Moves and Something Goood’s Gonna Come Outta THIS!
Whether on the stage as a keynote speaker or beyond the podium in a fully customized consulting engagement, Vernice advises, facilitates and helps navigate during these unprecedented times.
Leveraging her Get Gutsy mindset, Vernice propelled herself from beat cop to combat pilot in a record-breaking three years and became America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot.
A Tennessee native and graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, FlyGirl holds two honorary doctorates, was a Diversity Liaison Officer to the Pentagon for Headquarters Marine Corps and is a member of the COMCAST/NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Council. She has received numerous awards as a pioneering pilot, to include her commanding role in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). She was the Marine Corps’ first African American Female pilot, first African American woman on the Nashville Police Department’s motorcycle squad, a Camp Pendleton Female Athlete of the Year, two-time titleholder in their Strongest Warrior Competition, and a running back for the women’s professional football team, the San Diego ‘Sunfire.’
She is working on her next book, The Gutsy Move, and her signature book, Zero to BreakthroughTM was published by Penguin in 2011.