David Harris

  • Former instructor, TOPGUN

During 20 years serving as a Naval Aviator, Dave spent seven years as a TOPGUN instructor, the longest anyone has ever served as a member of the TOPGUN staff. For his final several years at TOPGUN, Dave served as the U.S. Navy’s sub- ject matter... More

During 20 years serving as a Naval Aviator, Dave spent seven years as a TOPGUN instructor, the longest anyone has ever served as a member of the TOPGUN staff. For his final several years at TOPGUN, Dave served as the U.S. Navy’s sub- ject matter expert in Threat Aircraft and Threat Electronic Attack.

Previous to TOPGUN, Harris participated in Op- eration Desert Storm, supported peacekeeping operations in Bosnia and Kosovo, support missions for ground forces in Somalia, and Operation Enduring Freedom over Afghanistan. While stationed in Japan, Dave flew exercises with Australian, Malaysian, Thai, Singaporean, and Korean armed forces.

Harris lives near Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife and two daughters. In his down time, Dave develops the Lake Magnolia waterski commu- nity, is the acting Director of East Coast Opera- tions for Tactical Air Support, Inc. and has begun a lecture series known as “The TOPGUN Way.”

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David Harris's Presentations

Gel 2010 April 2010

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The TOPGUN Way: It's not about the movie. These management and training best practices created results for TOPGUN and the US Navy and can help other organizations, too.

The TOPGUN Way: It's not about the movie. These management and training best practices created results for TOPGUN and the US Navy and can help other organizations, too.

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