In the latest edition of the podcast “True North,” Marc LiVecche, the McDonald Distinguished Scholar of Ethics, War, and Public Life at Providence speaks with Captain Ryan Bernacchi, USN (Ret.) about Top Gun: Maverick. Ryan Bernacchi is a former TOPGUN instructor who served as a naval aviator and leader for 25 years. He has flown more than 4,000 hours in FA-18 Hornets and Super Hornets, as well as the F-16 Viper. He had made multiple deployments flying real world missions from the decks of our Navy’s aircraft carriers. Notably, CAPT Bernacchi served as the commanding officer for a Super Hornet Squadron, and was the Commanding Officer and Flight Leader (#1) of the Blue Angels. Marc and Ryan first met and worked together during Ryan’s final active duty assignment as Deputy Commandant for Leadership and Character Development at the United States Naval Academy, where Marc served as a Stockdale research fellow and instructor in the ethics program.
The full discussion is located here: