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‘Top Gun’ Inspiration Promoted at Pentagon

Christine Fox, who was the inspiration for Kelly McGillis’ character in the 1986 Tom Cruise vehicle Top Gun, was recently appointed by President Barack Obama as acting deputy defense secretary Tuesday, making the civilian analyst the highest-ranking woman ever at the Pentagon. In Top Gun, McGillis plays Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood, a civilian contractor with a Ph.D. in astrophysics, serving as …

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Top Gun Inspiration Rises to Highest Ranking Female

“I don’t know anything about flying airplanes.” Christine Fox, Kelly McGillis’ inspiration for her character in “Top Gun,” has been named acting deputy defense secretary by President Obama, which makes her the highest ranking woman ever at the U.S. Defense Department, according to Yahoo News. She is “a brilliant defense thinker and proven manager,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. Fox …

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