Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Ron Kerner (callsign: Slider) is a Naval Flight Officer and graduate of TOPGUN. Slider is Iceman's radar intercept officer (RIO).

Slider has a rather cocky personality, similar to Iceman.

In the final engagement in Top Gun, Iceman and Slider shoot down one of the six MiG-28s. Another MiG-28 damaged their F-14, and that MiG was shot down by Maverick and Merlin.

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