A ‘Fly Girl’ Lives to Inspire
(ABC) — A woman who has become a military role model has a new mission. Vernice Armour was the first African American woman combat pilot in history and she is using her experiences to inspire others. Armour has gone from making military history to becoming a motivational speaker, mentoring young women at NASA’s IT summit “Pearls of Wisdom” luncheon or inspiring corporate employees. “Getting people, not to be motivated, because motivation is external, but inspired to take action,” Armour said. Action was Armour’s middle name while she was in the military. She was the Marines’ first African American woman combat pilot in history. She flew super cobras in Iraq.