Lieutenant Robert "Bob" Floyd is a Naval Flight Officer and graduate of TOPGUN. He is LT Natasha "Phoenix" Trace's weapon systems officer (WSO). Prior to the special mission, he was an F/A-18F Super Hornet WSO attached to VFA-51 Screaming Eagles.
Bob is an elite TOPGUN graduate selected to return and train as a candidate for a secret mission to destroy a uranium enrichment facility.
During basic fighter maneuver (BFM) training, Phoenix and Bob were challenged against CAPT Pete "Maverick" Mitchell to see who could shoot the other down first. Phoenix and Bob were shot down by Maverick. and as a result, were forced to do two hundred pushups (the agreed upon amount set by LT Reuben "Payback" Fitch); the fulfillment of this lost bet was overseen by WO-1 Bernie "Hondo" Coleman, who stood-in as an impromptu drill instructor.
At the end of the training period, Phoenix and Bob were selected by Maverick and paired with him. They successfully complete the mission and return to the carrier to celebrate with other mission group members and deck crew.
In order of precedence:
|Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal - Two 5⁄16 inch gold star devices denote third award.|
|Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal - Two 5⁄16 inch gold star devices denote third award.||Navy Unit Commendation||National Defense Service Medal|
|Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal||Global War on Terrorism Service Medal||Sea Service Deployment Ribbon - Two 3⁄16 inch bronze star devices denote third award.|
- Unlike other mission candidates, Bob's squadron, VF-51, was in reality disestablished in 1995, having never transitioned from Tomcats to Super Hornets. The squadron is presumably reactivated for some time before the special mission.