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Navy Adm. Cecil Haney Nominated Stratcom Head

Cecil Haney
Adm. Cecil Haney

Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to head U.S. Strategic Command, the American Forces Press Service reported Monday.

Haney would succeed Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler if confirmed by the Senate.

The 35-year military veteran previously served as Stratcom’s deputy commander prior to starting his current post in January 2012.

Stratcom is responsible for coordinating with other combatant commands on global operations that seek to identify and prevent strategic attacks against the U.S. and its allies.

Obama also nominated Navy Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to succeed Haney as Pacific Fleet commander.

Harris was also nominated for promotion to four-star admiral.

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