Head - Ace
Arms - Windmill
Torso - Frostbite v7
Waist, legs - Wild Weasel

Helmet - Marauder Inc.

The F-14 Tomcat is a Navy jet. No other US service branch ever operated it, in large part because it was designed specifically for use on an aircraft carrier. Now technically, the Skystriker is not an F-14, it's an XP-14F, which could be some Air Force variant of the airframe since it's clearly based on the same jet. But since the Joes have the USS Flagg, and since the Tomcat's airframe is so clearly built for aircraft carrier operations, it's a Navy plane in my Joeverse. Which means that Ace is a Navy pilot, since having someone other than Ace being the Skystriker pilot would not be acceptable. His revised filecard reads as follows:

File Name: Armbruster, Brad J.
Service Branch: Navy
Rank (Grade): LT (O-3)
Primary MOS: Naval Aviator
Secondary MOS: Intelligence Officer
Birthplace: Providence, RI

Ace would rather fly than do anything else. During high school he worked after school and weekends to pay for flying lessons. Spent one year flying pipelines in Alaska and two years stunt flying for movies. Enlisted in the Navy at 22. Duty most previous to G.I. Joe assignment: senior instructor USN Fighter Weapons School "Top Gun" (pilot combat training school). Qualified Expert: A-4, F-5E, F-14, F-16, XP-14F.

"Ace has one major character flaw: cutthroat poker. A predilection for gambling would ordinarily disqualify an applicant for the G.I. Joe team but in Armbruster's case you can hardly call it gambling since he NEVER LOSES. That's why we call him Ace!"

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