Cecil D. Haney

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Cecil D. Haney
Admiral Cecil D. Haney STRATCOM.jpg
Admiral Cecil D. Haney, USN
Commander, U.S. Strategic Command
Born (1955-12-01) December 1, 1955 (age 61)
Washington, D.C., United States
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1978—2017
Rank Admiral
Commands held United States Strategic Command
United States Pacific Fleet
Submarine Group 2
Submarine Squadron 1
USS Honolulu
Battles/wars Global War on Terrorism
Awards Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Navy Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Defense Superior Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit (4)

Cecil Eugene Diggs Haney (born December 1, 1955), is a retired United States Navy admiral who previously served as Commander, United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) from November 15, 2013 through November 3, 2016.[1] Prior to STRATCOM, he served as Commander, United States Pacific Fleet. He received the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit.

Early life and education[edit]

Haney, was born and raised in Washington, D.C.,[2] graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1978, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering. He holds master's degrees in Engineering Acoustics and System Technology from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a master's degree in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.


Speaking during an All Hands call.

Haney completed operational assignments in USS John C. Calhoun in various division officer assignments and in USS Frank Cable, where he completed surface warfare qualifications while serving as radiological controls officer. He served as engineer in USS Hyman G. Rickover, executive officer in USS Asheville, and assistant squadron deputy at Submarine Squadron 8 before taking command of USS Honolulu in June 1996. Haney commanded Submarine Squadron 1 from June 2002 to July 2004, and Submarine Group 2 from October 2006 to March 2008.

Haney's shore duty tours include administrative assistant for enlisted affairs at Naval Reactors, and congressional appropriations liaison officer for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Comptroller); Deputy Chief of Staff of Plans, Policies and Requirements, U.S. Pacific Fleet (N5N8); and director, Submarine Warfare Division (N87); director, Naval Warfare Integration Group (N00X) and deputy commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.[3]

His family pinning his new shoulder boards

He assumed his assignment as Commander, United States Pacific Fleet on January 20, 2012.

He relinquished command of the U. S. Strategic Command on November 3, 2016 to General John E. Hyten.[4][5]

Awards and decorations[edit]

Submarine Officer badge.jpg Submarine Warfare insignia
Surface Warfare Officer Insignia.png Surface Warfare Officer badge
Seal of the United States Strategic Command.svg United States Strategic Command Badge
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Gold star
Navy Distinguished Service Medal (with gold award star)
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal (with one bronze oak leaf cluster)
Gold star
Gold star
Gold star
Legion of Merit (with three gold award stars)
Gold star
Gold star
Navy Commendation Medal (with two gold award stars)
Gold star
Navy Achievement Medal (with one gold award star)
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Navy "E" Ribbon (with two Battle E devices)
Navy Expeditionary Medal
Bronze star
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal (with two bronze service stars)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (with three bronze service stars)
Navy Arctic Service Ribbon

Haney was the 1998 Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership recipient.

See also[edit]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Navy document "Admiral Cecil D. Haney biography".

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Military offices
Preceded by
Patrick M. Walsh
Commander, United States Pacific Fleet
Succeeded by
Harry B. Harris Jr.
Preceded by
C. Robert Kehler
Commander, United States Strategic Command
Succeeded by
John E. Hyten