2023 Distinguished Graduate ADM Cecil D. Haney ’78, USN (Ret.) was the first Black four-star submariner, the first Black Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) commander, the first Black Strategic Command (STRATCOM) commander, and only the second Black four-star admiral in the history of the U.S. Navy.
ADM Haney’s legacy was solidified leading the largest fleet in the Navy and as an original member of the Centennial Seven – the first seven Black submarine commanding officers in the 20th century.
Next month, ADM Haney will be honored as a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Naval Academy at the March 2023 Distinguished Graduate Award medal ceremony. Learn more about ADM Haney at the following link: https://bit.ly/ADMHaney-DGA