Vernice Armour

Former Marine Corps, Marine Corps’ First African American Female Pilot, & 2001 Camp Pendleton Female Athlete of the Year

  • Flew the HMLA-169 during the Iraq war
  • Two-Time Winner of the Camp’s Annual Strongest Warrior Competition
  • Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marines

When Vernice Armour is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Thriving with Change
Achieving Audatious Goals
Resilience & Adaptability
Teamwork & Collaboration
Inspiration & Motivation
Mental Health
Overcoming Obstacles
Managing Risk
Performance & Execution
Women & Work

Vernice Armour has developed an inspirational career in the Marines. As a former Marine Corps, she is admired for becoming the first African American female naval aviator and the first female combat aviator for the Marine Corps. Aiming to empower audiences around the world to reach peak performance, she utilises her vast industry knowledge and experience to educate a wide audience. When looking to hire a talented speaker for your event, look no further than Vernice.

Beginning her professional career by being enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1993, Vernice gained a passion for the industry and quickly secured a role in the U.S. Army’s Reserve Officers Training Corps. A driven individual, she followed her childhood dreams of becoming a police officer and became the first female African American to serve in the police force in Temp. Recognising her passion for serving her country, Vernice secured the profound role of Officer Candidate in the U.S. Marines in 1998. Advancing through the ranks, she was commissioned second lieutenant later that year and was sent to flight school, where she received her wings in 2001.

Proving that women can fulfil high-profile positions in the U.S. Army, Vernice was ranked number one amongst the 200 graduates in her class and became the Marine Corps’ first African American female pilot. After being assigned to the Marine Corps Camp Pendleton to develop her skills in the AH1-W SuperCobra, Vernice was selected as the 2001 Camp Pendleton Female Athlete of the Year, and the two-time winner of the camp’s annual Strongest Warrior Competition. An inspiration to many, Vernice flew the HMLA-169 during the Iraq war, making her the Marine’s first female combat pilot, a status which she is treasured for.

A leading authority in her field, Vernice Armour is highly sought-after to share her expertise on topics such as driving diversity deep into the DNA of Your Organisation. Empowering audiences around the world to aim for the top, she utilises the knowledge and experience she has gained throughout her career in order to advise audiences on how peak performance can be achieved. When looking to hire a talented diversity and inclusion speaker, look no further than Vernice.

To enquire about Vernice Armour for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via or call a booking agent on 0203 9816 297.