Vernice "Flygirl" Armour (born 1973) is a former United States Marine Corps officer who was the first African-American female naval aviator in the Marine Corps and the Marine Corps first female combat aviator. She flew the AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopter in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and eventually served two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
|Born||1973 (age 48–49)|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Service/||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1993–2007|
|Awards|| Air Medal|
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Presidential Unit Citation
National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
|Relations||Gaston C. Armour Jr. (Father, Army)|
Clarence Jackson (Step-father, Marine Corps)
Authurine Jackson (mother)
|Other work||Zero to Breakthrough(TM) Expert, professional keynote speaker, law enforcement officer|
First black female combat pilot in America. After leaving the military, she was assigned to the Manpower and Reserve Affairs Equal Opportunity Branch as a program liaison officer. She officially retired from the military in 2007 and now works as a private citizen as a seasoned inspirational and keynote speaker, focusing on leadership and empowering women and other employees in their workplaces and among peers in their own career sectors.
Her parents Gaston Armour Jr. and Authurine Armour divorced when she was young. Her mother remarried and both her father and stepfather were military veterans that helped influence and inspire her to join the armed forces. Her grandfather even served in the Montford Point Marine, the first regiment to enlist black soldiers into the Marine Corps, serving from 1942 to 1949. She has a wife and two children, a boy and a daughter.
She piloted the AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopter during the Iraqi conflict and made it out alive. From 1993 through 2007, she was a member of the United States Marine Corps. She was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, but was born in Chicago. She attended Overton High School of Creative and Performing Arts, where she graduated as a member of the Mu Alpha Theta mathematics honor society and the National Honor Society. As a senior, she was also chosen as the class vice-president. She joined the military and attended flying school after graduating.
Her Instagram account has over 10,000 followers at the account handle verniceflygirlarmour. Her grid features highlights from her life as a mother, celebrity, icon amongst black women, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker. Her Twitter account has over 7,000 followers and features inspirational content focused on activism and equality.
At an event where she was speaking in May 2022 she met and interviewed Yvonne Orji about what makes her gutsy and posted the video to her Instagram account.
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● Vernice Armour was born on September 23, 1973 (age 48) in Chicago, Illinois, United States ● She is a celebrity law enforcement officer
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