Carey Lohrenz

The First Ever Female F-14 Tomcat Pilot

  • Appointed CEO of Arsenal Leadership LLC in 2012
  • Author of Fearless Leadership: High Performance Lessons From The Flight Deck
  • Appointed President of Women Military Aviators, Inc in 2015
  • Selected to be a Member of the Advisory Board, Operational Excellence Society in 2016
  • CSP-Certified Speaking Professional, National Speakers Association
  • Appointed Board Leadership Fellow, National Association of Corporate Directors in 2018

A pioneer in military aviation, Carey Lohrenz made history as the first-ever female F-14 Tomcat pilot in the U.S. Navy. Now applying her expert military skillset to a corporate setting, Carey uses her knowledge to drive success in others as a virtual speaker, reaching audiences globally.

A former lieutenant, Carey began her military pilot training at the Naval Airstation Pensacola, then attending flight school in Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and the Naval Airstation Kingsville. Soon after receiving her Naval Aviator Wings of Gold, Carey was one of the two first female Naval Aviators in the U.S. Navy to train as a fighter pilot in the F-14 Tomcat.

As a pilot, any slight mistake could be catastrophic and so high-performance was an essential part of Carey’s role. As a result, she is well-equipped at dealing with high-pressure situations, also acquiring invaluable skills such as risk management, teamwork, leadership and overcoming obstacles. Carey often relates these fundamentals of military success to the corporate environment. Shown in her book Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck, Carey helps business leaders improve their personal skill set and encourages teamwork to enhance business performance.

An inspirational female figure, Carey has proven time again her incredible ability to survive and thrive in a male-dominated profession, leading the way for other women and breaking down gender barriers. Helping improve team performance, Carey uses her transferable skillset to help corporate clients thrive in high-risk business situations. With her keynotes surrounding the concept of fearless leadership, Carey will develop leaders at all levels of your business.

Official Testimonials

Carey Lohrenz is regularly booked to engage audiences at virtual events, read their latest feedback below:

“Carey was AMAZING! So much of what she said resonated with our organization. Her story is inspiring, her message applies to everyone, and her ability to engage the audience with a story is great! Additionally, she is a true professional, easy to work with, and fully committed to making sure the client has a good experience… Thank you!”

Kirk, Saatchi & Saatchi

“Wow! You were so inspiring and gave me great takeaways I can use with my team: Staying Focused on What Matters, Be Flexible, Adapt, Overcome, and Find my Third Way! You were captivating! So fascinating and yet relatable to MY world! Thank you”

Angie, District Manager Starbucks Coffee Company

“You were amazing and your presentation at our Hollywood Conference, was the best ever. Thanks for your dedication and professionalism as it was magnificent!”


To enquire about Carey Lohrenz for your next virtual event or webinar, simply contact The Online Speakers Agency via or call a booking agent on 0203 9317 391.