USSTRATCOM commander visits SMC
By James Spellman, Jr., Space and Missile Systems Center Public Affairs
/ Published January 20, 2016
LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE - EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- U.S. Navy Adm. Cecil Haney, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, met with Space and Missile Systems Center Airmen and civilian personnel during a visit to Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, California Jan. 20.
Haney was welcomed to SMC by Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, SMC commander and Air Force program executive officer for space, Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry, Jr., SMC vice commander, Col. Donna Turner, 61st Air Base Group commander and Chief Master Sgt. Craig Hall, SMC command chief. Haney's visit included a SMC mission overview and other command-level briefings.
"It's always a pleasure to spotlight our personnel and mission partners during high-level visits such as this one," said Greaves. "SMC continues to play an important and growing role as the Air Force's space acquisition center of excellence in developing military space systems for our nation's future needs."
As the commander of USSTRATCOM, Haney leads one of nine unified commands under the Department of Defense. USSTRATCOM 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.
According to his official biography, before taking command at USSTRATCOM in November 2013, Haney was commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet from January 2012 to October 2013. He served as deputy commander of USSTRATCOM, from November 2010 to December 2011. Haney commanded Submarine Group 2 from October 2006 to March 2008, and Submarine Squadron 1 from June 2002 to July 2004.
He commanded 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.
Haney's shore duty tours include Director, Naval Warfare Integration Group; Director, Submarine Warfare Division; Deputy Chief of Staff of Plans, Policies and Requirements, U.S. Pacific Fleet; congressional appropriations liaison officer for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Comptroller); and administrative assistant for enlisted affairs at Naval Reactors.
Haney holds master's degrees in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University and in Engineering Acoustics and System Technology from the Naval Post Graduate School. He is a native of Washington, D.C. and a 1978 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.