Landon Lecture Series adds Navy Adm. Cecil Haney to fall lineup
Monday, Sept. 19, 2016
MANHATTAN — The outgoing commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, Navy Adm. Cecil Haney, will present a Landon Lecture this fall at Kansas State University.
Haney's lecture will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in McCain Auditorium. It is free and the public is welcome.
"Adm. Haney is one of the nation's most respected officers and we're pleased he has accepted our invitation to be part of the prestigious Landon Lecture Series," said Jackie Hartman, the university's chief of staff and director of community relations. "Under the admiral's leadership, the U.S. Strategic Command is responsible for the global command and control of U.S. strategic forces to meet decisive national security objectives, providing a broad range of strategic capabilities and options for the president and secretary of defense."
The U.S. Strategic Command is one of nine unified commands under the Department of Defense.
Adm. Haney, whose next assignment has not been announced, has served in his current position since November 2013. Before his appointment, he was commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet from January 2012 to October 2013. He served as deputy commander of the U.S. Strategic Command from November 2010 to December 2011.
He also commanded Submarine Group 2 from October 2006 to March 2008, and Submarine Squadron 1 from June 2002 to July 2004. Along with serving as commander of the submarine USS Honolulu, his other at-sea assignments include Submarine Squadron 8, USS Asheville, USS Hyman G. Rickover, USS Frank Cable and USS John C. Calhoun.
Adm. Haney's shore duty tours include serving as director of the Naval Warfare Integration Group and the Submarine Warfare Division. He was deputy chief of staff of plans, policies and requirements for the U.S. Pacific Fleet; served as congressional appropriations liaison officer for the Office of the Secretary of Defense; and administrative assistant for enlisted affairs at Naval Reactors.
A native of Washington, D.C., Adm. Haney is a 1978 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He also earned a master's degree in national security strategy from the National Defense University and a master's degree in engineering acoustics and system technology from the Naval Post Graduate School.
He has received the Navy Distinguished Service Medal twice and the Defense Superior Service Medals twice; the Legion of Merit four times; the Navy Commendation Medal three times; the Navy Achievement Medal twice; and several other campaign and unit awards. He also was the recipient of the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award in 1998.
Adm. Haney will deliver the third of four Landon Lectures at Kansas State University this fall. Wes Bush, CEO of Northrup Grumman spoke Sept. 6; three university alumni who now head institutions of higher education will discuss issues facing higher education in a Landon panel discussion at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union; and Temple Grandin, the author, world-renowned autism spokesperson, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior and professor of animal science at Colorado State University, will speak at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in McCain Auditorium.
Scheduled to deliver a Landon Lecture in the spring is Martin Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post, who will speak at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2017, in Forum Hall.