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Vice Admiral Beau "Cyclone" Simpson is a naval aviator and the US Navy's Air Boss.

Biography

Top Gun: Maverick

VADM Cyclone is one of the senior officials at TOPGUN. He briefs CAPT Pete "Maverick" Mitchell on his mission, pointing out that Maverick was not at the top of his list to come in and teach the naval aviators, but that Maverick was only there at the insistence of ADM Tom "Iceman" Kazansky. Cyclone asks Maverick to give him a write up of his teaching plans everyday, implying that he is not a fan of his "rogue teaching".

After Iceman dies, Cyclone immediately removes Maverick from the project. However, once the aviators see what Maverick can do on the mission course, Cyclone is given no choice but to reinstate him and make him the team lead of the mission. When Maverick's plane goes down during the mission, Cyclone makes the call to save the other aviators and leave Maverick behind with sadness. However, he seems somewhat relieved when Maverick does make it back after all because of LT Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw.

Ribbons

In order of precedence:

Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart Meritorious Service Medal Joint Service Commendation Medal
Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal - Two 5⁄16 inch silver star devices denote eleventh award. Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal - Three 5⁄16 inch silver star devices denote sixteenth award. Navy Unit Commendation - One 3⁄16 inch bronze star device denotes second award.
Meritorious Unit Commendation Navy "E" Ribbon - One 3⁄16 inch silver wreathed letter "E" device denotes five or more awards. Good Conduct Medal - Three 3⁄16 inch bronze star devices denote fourth award.
Navy Expeditionary Medal National Defense Service Medal - One 3⁄16 inch bronze star device denotes second award: two of the four conflicts. Iraq Campaign Medal - One 3⁄16 inch bronze campaign star device denotes any one of the seven phases.
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Sea Service Deployment Ribbon - Four 3⁄16 inch bronze star devices denote fifth award.
Navy/Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon - Two 3⁄16 inch bronze star device denotes third award. Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon - One letter E Device denotes expert marksmanship. Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon - One letter E Device denotes expert marksmanship.

Notes

  • Cyclone greatly respected Iceman.
  • Cyclone eventually respected Maverick after the successful completion of the special mission.
  • Cyclone was first in his class at TOPGUN.

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