Retired Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney was elected to The Aerospace Corporation’s Board of Trustees on September 2, 2020. Adm. Haney retired from the United States Navy in January 2017 after completing 38 years of distinguished service, culminating in command of the United States Strategic Command (2013-2016) where he was responsible for strategic capabilities involving nuclear weapons, missile defense, space, and cyberspace; and the U.S. Pacific Fleet (2012-2013), where he was responsible for the manning, operations, and maintenance of the United States Navy fleet located in the Pacific and Indian oceans.
Adm. Haney now serves on several boards, including the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Board of Managers; the Naval Studies Board; the Senior Advisory Council for Aerospace’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy; the Board of Directors for General Dynamics Corporation, Systems Planning and Analysis Inc., and the Center for a New American Security. He also serves as the chairman of the Board of Directors for the Military Child Education Coalition.
During his military career, Adm. Haney led large organizations; developed and executed strategic and operational plans; managed substantial budgets; interfaced with political and international leaders; and facilitated teamwork and training while collaborating across government and all manner of commercial and international entities, academic, and research and development organizations. As a career submariner, he completed various operational assignments on USS John C. Calhoun, USS Frank Cable, USS Hyman G. Rickover, USS Asheville, and Submarine Squadron Eight, ultimately commanding the fast-attack nuclear submarine USS Honolulu, Submarine Squadron One, and Submarine Group Two. Adm. Haney has also served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations as the director of Submarine Warfare and the director of Naval Warfare Integration Group.
Adm. Haney earned a bachelor’s degree in ocean engineering from the United States Naval Academy, 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.