All attendees at the National Leadership Institute (NLI) were treated to a fantastic lecture on Leadership by CDR Frank J Weisser (Sigma Beta Commission-USNA ’22). CDR Weisser is a two time Blue Angels Pilot who was deployed in combat three seperate times, including to Afghanistan and Iraq. He flew in the front seat as pilot for some of Top Gun: Maverick’s most memorable scenes, including the one in which Tom Cruise blisters through a twisting canyon uncomfortably close to rocky cliffs and the ground at lightning speeds. By completing that canyon course in 2:15 in the movie, Cruise was able to show his Navy bosses that, in fact, the combat mission his pilots were tasked with could be completed. Cruise looks like he is flying the jet; in reality, it was Weisser.