His real name is Gregory B. Boyajian, and his rank is that of 1st Lieutenant, USAF O-2. Slip Stream was born in Provo, Utah.
Slip Stream's primary military specialty is fighter pilot, and his secondary military specialty is computer technology. Slip Stream was an expert video game player and computer hacker until he discovered flying. As a teenager he joined the Jr. Civil Air Patrol, and then got his Air Force commission through the R.O.T.C., finishing at the top of his class in flight school. Slip Stream speaks Armenian, Greek, and French, and specializes in aircraft with computer assisted control surfaces, where his knowledge of computers and lightning reflexes give him a competitive edge. He is also known to play table tennis, and has a reputation as an unrepentant joker and mimic.
He first appeared in the Sunbow G.I. Joe animated series in the second season episode "Arise, Serpentor, Arise!: Part I", voiced by Dan Gilvezan. He is forced to undergo basic training again with his fellow Joes due to incompetence. He is featured in the episode "The Presence Of Mine Enemy" in which he confronts a female Cobra pilot. This episode is discussed in the non-fiction book 'Powerplay'.
G.I. Joe: The Movie
Slip Stream also appeared briefly in the 1987 animated film G.I. Joe: The Movie.