Reimagine, Reassess, Reinvigorate: Becoming The First Black Female Combat Pilot - Digital Transformers


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16th Feb 2022

Reimagine, Reassess, Reinvigorate: Becoming The First Black Female Combat Pilot

Some barriers are harder to break than others – at least until the right person comes along. Vernice “Flygirl” had to fight to get into the Marine Corps, but once she got in, she was determined to rise to the top and seize every opportunity.

Vernice is a retired United States Marine Corps Officer and holds the distinction of being the first black female combat pilot in the U.S. military. She is also a bestselling author, an in-demand keynote speaker, a successful coach and entrepreneur, and served two tours of duty in Iraq.

Veteran Voices co-hosts Scott Luton and Kevin L. Jackson, host of Digital Transformers, were thrilled to have the opportunity to interview Vernice about:

• Overcoming the fear of following your passion through conventional thinking and artificial barriers

• Why providing people with access to information and exposure to ideas can be a solution and a “gutsy move”

• Her key for successful networking – which involved asking people how she could be of service instead of asking what they did for a living

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Digital Transformers
Companies and executives that are leading business transformation in their industries.
At a pace faster than any Hollywood movie, digitalization has taken the supply chain world by storm. But do you have what it takes to become a real-life digital transformer? This livestream series connects you with the information you need on the immediate value of digitalization. And who better to guide you than host Kevin L Jackson, who has been recognized as a “Top 5G Influencer” (Onalytica 2019, Radar 2020) and a “Top 50 Global Digital Transformation Thought Leader” (Thinkers 360 2019)? Join Kevin as he highlights the companies and executives leading global industries into the digital future.

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Kevin Jackson

Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized Thought Leader, Industry Influencer and business consultant. The bestselling author’s latest project, “Quitless: The Power of Persistence in Business and Life”, was ranked as such by both The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. He has also been recognized as a “Top 5G Influencer” (Onalytica 2019, Radar 2020), a “Top 50 Global Digital Transformation Thought Leader” (Thinkers 360 2019). Kevin also provides strategic consulting and integrated social media services to AT&T, Intel, Broadcom, Ericsson and other leading companies. He is host of “Digital Transformers on Supply Chain Now” podcast and video blog, part of a family of shows ranked by Listen Score as in the top 1.5% of 1,977,479 globally ranked podcasts. Kevin Jackson will also be featured by Red Knight Production Company on the second season of their next hit streaming TV series “The Social Movement.” Ethos and mission of The Social Movement is to impact humanity at scale, make a real difference in the world, and inspire a real social movement.

Mr. Jackson’s commercial experience includes Vice President J.P. Morgan Chase, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and SAIC (Engility) Director Cloud Solutions. He has served on teams that have supported digital transformation projects for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the US Intelligence Community. He currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer for SourceConnecte (, a blockchain-enabled B2B e-commerce platform that is also a member of the Trust Your Supplier ( network, and a Senior Vice President of Total Network Services (, a fully decentralized global data network developed specifically to address the current needs of the blockchain community.