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Tom Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer become Honorary Naval Aviators for “positive impact” on the US Navy

Tom Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer to be Honorary Naval Aviators for ‘Positive Impact’ on US Navy ahead of Top Gun: Maverick Debut

He portrayed Lt. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in the classic ’80s movie Top Gun.

And Tom Cruise received the 35th Honorary Naval Aviator Certificate, while Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer became the 36th Honorary Naval Aviator in a ceremony at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

The 58-year-old actor received the award via video call, while Jerry, also known for Black Hawk Down and Con Air, was there to receive the esteemed honor.

Congrats! Tom Cruise received the 35th Honorary Naval Aviator Certificate, while Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer became the 36th Honorary Naval Aviator in a ceremony at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

Congrats! Tom Cruise received the 35th Honorary Naval Aviator Certificate, while Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer became the 36th Honorary Naval Aviator in a ceremony at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

The Naval Air Forces explained, “In the history of movies, there is no more iconic aviation movie than the 1986 Paramount Pictures movie Top Gun.”

The characters, dialogue and imagery are ingrained in the minds of an entire generation of Americans.

“The film captured the hearts of millions and had a profound positive impact on Naval Aviation recruitment.”

Top Gun follows the adventures of Maverick as he enters the elite Fighter Weapon School at Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California.

Cool: The 58-year-old actor received the award via video call, while Jerry, who is also known for Black Hawk Down and Con Air, was there to receive the esteemed honor

Cool: The 58-year-old actor received the award via video call, while Jerry, who is also known for Black Hawk Down and Con Air, was there to receive the esteemed honor

Cool: The 58-year-old actor received the award via video call, while Jerry, who is also known for Black Hawk Down and Con Air, was there to receive the esteemed honor

Danger Zone: Tom played Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell in the classic '80s movie Top Gun

Danger Zone: Tom played Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell in the classic '80s movie Top Gun

Danger Zone: Tom played Lieutenant Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in the classic ’80s movie Top Gun

The release also stated that the 1986 film in which Tom portrays a US Navy pilot “ significantly promoted and supported Naval Aviation and brought aircraft carriers and naval aircraft into popular culture. ”

Tom and Jerry have both returned to the franchise to create the sequel Top Gun: Maverick, slated for release in 2021.

And they have been praised by the Naval Air Forces for ensuring that the franchise “ stays true to the unparalleled tactical excellence of the Navy Fighter Weapons School, the Naval Aviation ethos, and the fighting spirit of the men and women of the world. largest navy. ‘

Cool: The Mission: Impossible actor and the 77-year-old producer can now both wear the golden wings of the Navy and enjoy the other privileges offered to Naval Aviators

Cool: The Mission: Impossible actor and the 77-year-old producer can now both wear the golden wings of the Navy and enjoy the other privileges offered to Naval Aviators

Cool: The Mission: Impossible actor and the 77-year-old producer can now both wear the golden wings of the Navy and enjoy the other privileges offered to Naval Aviators

Wingman: Top Gun follows the adventures of Maverick as he enters the elite Fighter Weapon School at Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Caifornia

Wingman: Top Gun follows the adventures of Maverick as he enters the elite Fighter Weapon School at Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Caifornia

Wingman: Top Gun follows the adventures of Maverick as he enters the elite Fighter Weapon School at Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Caifornia

The Mission: Impossible actor and the 77-year-old producer can now both wear the golden wings of the Navy and enjoy the other privileges afforded to Naval Aviators.

Previous recipients of the award include comic legend Bob Hope.

Hope became an Honorary Naval Aviator in 1986 after completing more than 50 tours for the United Service Organizations and entertaining thousands of US servicemen around the world.

Back in action: Tom and Jerry have both returned to the franchise to make the sequel Top Gun: Maverick, due out in 2021

Back in action: Tom and Jerry have both returned to the franchise to make the sequel Top Gun: Maverick, due out in 2021

Back in action: Tom and Jerry have both returned to the franchise to make the sequel Top Gun: Maverick, due out in 2021

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