Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour Closes Out Frederick Speaker Series Tenth Anniversary Season

FREDERICK, Md. - Marylandian -- America's first Black female combat pilot, author, former marine & cop, Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour comes to the Weinberg Center for the Arts Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 7:30 PM as the final speaker of the Frederick Speaker Series 10th anniversary season.

Tickets start at $40 and may be purchased online at, by calling the box office at 301-600-2828, or in person at 20 West Patrick Street. Discounts are available for students, children, military, and seniors. A ticketed Meet & Greet follows the event to benefit children's programming at Frederick County Public Libraries.

A dynamic speaker, Armour served two tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine. She was also a diversity liaison officer to the Pentagon for Headquarters Marine Corps. After her military service, FlyGirl revved up her career in the private sector as an entrepreneur, consultant to business, and author of Zero to Breakthrough, The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals that Matter. FlyGirl has two honorary doctorates and has received numerous awards as a pioneering pilot, including honors for her commanding role in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Her story has been featured in the media on CNN, MSNBC, The View, FOX News, Oprah Winfrey and many more.  As a speaker, FlyGirl unleashes hard-hitting advice and amazing anecdotes from her adventures on the battlefield and in business. She helps individuals and organizations Get Gutsy and build a sustainable inner force and conviction, that results in accomplishing significant goals.

More on Marylandian
A complete listing of artists and performers scheduled for the 2022-23 season can be found at

The Frederick Speaker Series has developed a reputation for bringing world-class speakers to the Frederick area. The goal is to engage the community through enlightening discourse and meaningful topics.  As a result of the Series, Frederick's reputation as an intellectual hub continues to grow, drawing audiences from D.C., Baltimore, and beyond. Since its inception in 2013, the Frederick Speaker Series has featured notable personalities such as Cal Ripken Jr., General Colin Powell, Jane Fonda, Tom Brokaw, George Takei, Bill Nye, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ted Koppel, Bob Woodward, and Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Barbara Hiller
Marketing Manager

Source: Weinberg Center for the Arts

Show All News | Report Violation


Latest on Marylandian