Laura Westley, aka, the War Virgin, hails from New Port Richey, Florida and graduated from West Point in 2001 with a degree in Chemistry and a minor in Nuclear Engineering. She commissioned as an officer in the US Army Adjutant’s General Corps and was assigned to the Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division in Savannah, Georgia. On March 21, 2003, Laura and her unit were a part of the initial Iraq invasion.
During the war Laura maintained impeccable accountability of over 1500 soldiers across the combat theater. She also acted as a purchasing agent and was responsible for procuring supplies in both the Kuwait City and Baghdad markets.
Laura earned a MBA while still serving in the Army and departed from military service in 2006. She then established herself as a technology professional in both healthcare and pharmaceutical research. Simultaneously, Laura created War Virgin – her platform dedicated to inspiring personal liberation and promoting equality.
War Virgin is both the title of Laura’s memoir and musical comedy show that toured the East Coast of the US in the fall of 2016. War Virgin has been featured in numerous publications, including The Boston Globe, NPR, The Tampa Bay Times and Broadway World.com. Laura has also been published in The Washington Post, The Hill, Foreign Policy, Military Times and The Huffington Post. Laura is also a veteran mental health advocate and gives frequent speeches, radio and television appearances. For more information, please contact Laura.