Navy Adm. Cecil Haney
Outgoing commander of the U.S. Strategic CommandAdm. 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.