Vernice Armour Military Person

Vernice armour

Vernice Armour (born 1973) is a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps who was the first African-American female naval aviator in the Marine Corps and America's first African American female combat pilot in the United States military. 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. Vernice Armour was born 1973 in Chicago, Illinois to Gaston C. Armour Jr. and Authurine Armour. After her parents divorced, Clarence Jackson married Authurine. Both her father and her stepfather had served in the military - Gaston Armour was a retired major in the U.S. Army Reserves, and Clarence Jackson was a former Marine Corps sergeant that served three tours in Vietnam. Her grandfather, too, was a Marine. Raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Armour graduated from Overton High School, where she was a member of the mathematics honor society, the National Honor Society, and class vice-president. In 1993, while a student at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Armour enlisted in the Army Reserves and later the Army ROTC.

Personal details

Date of birth
United States of America
African American
Places lived
Memphis , Tennessee
pop. 653,450 (2013)


1. Middle Tennessee State University Colleges/University

Middle Tennessee State University, commonly abbreviated as MTSU, is a public university located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States.

Type Public university
2009. 48.2 mil. $
Institution colors
September 11th, 1911
1301 East Main Street, 37132 - Murfreesboro, Tennessee
2010. 23,401
2009. 22,299
2011. 2,386
2010. 3,029
Acceptance rate
2010. 70.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 6.75 K $
2010. 6.3 K $
2009. 5.99 K $
2008. 5.7 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
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2. Overton High School School

Watkins Overton High School is a secondary school for the Creative and Performing Arts located in Memphis, Tennessee.

1770 Lanier Lane, 38117 - Memphis, Tennessee
Official web page
Wikipedia article

People attended Overton High School connected by profession and/or age

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Military service

Force Unit Rank From To
US Marines


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