Captain Kevin “Proton” McLaughlin, U.S. Navy, is a 1998 graduate of TOPGUN, served on its staff from 1998–2001, and was its commanding officer from 2012–2013. He currently serves as Commodore, Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic. 

Articles by Kevin McLaughlin

TOPGUN staff in front of a two-seat F-16N at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada

Junior Officers: TOPGUN’s Foundation

By Captain Kevin “Proton” McLaughlin and Lieutenant Commander Graham “Heed” Scarbro, U.S. Navy
September 2019
The junior officers who comprise the TOPGUN staff remain its heart and engine in the half-century since it was first stood up.