Warrant Officer 1 Bernie "Hondo" Coleman is a Navy Aircrewman.
Hondo is an ally of CAPT Pete "Maverick" Mitchell. He worked alongside Maverick during the Darkstar scramjet project and afterwards was able to follow Maverick to TOPGUN. While there, Hondo helped Maverick train an elite group of naval aviators for the special mission.
In order of precedence:
|Purple Heart||Meritorious Service Medal||Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal - One 5⁄16 inch gold star device denotes second award.|
|Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal - One 5⁄16 inch silver star device denotes sixth award.||Meritorious Unit Commendation||Navy "E" Ribbon - One 3⁄16 inch silver wreathed letter "E" device denotes five or more awards.|
|Good Conduct Medal||National Defense Service Medal||Afghanistan Campaign Medal - One 3⁄16 inch bronze campaign star device denotes any one of the six phases.|
|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|
|Korea Defense Service Medal||Humanitarian Service Medal||Sea Service Deployment Ribbon|
- Costume Error: The character is officially listed as being a WO-1 in the movie's credits and on IMDb. However, Hondo's collar device denotes the rank of WO-4.