USN:llä on kyllä olemassa ns. "Battle Effectiveness Award", jonka ansaitakseen alusten miehistöt kisaavat vuosittain, ja jolla käytännössä testataan miehistöjen pätevyyttä.Laivasto voisi tarvita Top Gun ohjelmaa myös laivoilleen..
The Battle Effectiveness Award (formerly the Battle Efficiency Award, commonly known as the Battle "E"), is awarded annually to the small number of United States Navy ships, submarines, aviation, and other units that win their battle effectiveness competition
The criterion for the Battle Effectiveness Award is the overall readiness of the command to carry out its assigned wartime tasks, and is based on a year-long evaluation. The competition for the award is, and has always been, extremely keen. To win, a ship or unit must demonstrate the highest state of battle readiness.