TITLE

The Armed Forces Need Another Top Gun

AUTHOR(S)
Parker, Richard D.
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Dec2005, Vol. 131 Issue 12, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the impact of the motion picture "Top Gun," on military recruitment in the U.S. "Top Gun" was the highest grossing movie of 1986. Box office revenues were more than $176 million but, more important, the film showed that it was great to be in the military. In 1985 the number of uniformed personnel in the armed services was 2.15 million. A year after "Top Gun" was released that number had increased by more than 20,000 across all services. The U.S. Navy saw an increase from 571,000 uniformed personnel in 1985 to almost 587,000 at the end of 1987. Twenty years later the military needs another "Top Gun" to help recruiting efforts.
ACCESSION #
21044237

 

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