Adm. Cecil Haney, a native of Washington, D.C., is a 1978 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Haney holds master’s degrees in Engineering Acoustics and System Technology from the Naval Post Graduate School, and a master’s degree in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.
His career as a submariner includes assignments in USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN 630), USS Frank Cable (AS 40), USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709), USS Asheville (SSN 758) and Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 8, culminating in command of USS Honolulu (SSN 718).
Subsequent fleet command assignments include SUBRON-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; 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 (N58); director, Submarine Warfare Division (N87); director, Naval Warfare Integration Group (N00X); deputy commander, U.S. Strategic Command; commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet; and commander, U.S. Strategic Command.
Haney’s decorations include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (two awards), Defense Superior Service Medal (three awards), Legion of Merit (four awards), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and various campaign and unit awards. In addition, he was the 1998 Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award recipient.