Senate confirms Adm. Cecil Haney as new StratCom commander

Adm. Cecil Haney

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday night confirmed Adm. Cecil Haney as the next commander of U.S. Strategic Command.

Haney will replace Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler, who has been StratCom commander since January 2011.

Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., a member of the Armed Services Committee, hailed Haney’s confirmation.

“As a former Strategic Command deputy commander, he is no stranger to its mission and the people of Nebraska,” Fischer said. “I was happy to support his nomination and look forward to working with him on efforts to support StratCom’s mission.”

Located at Offutt Air Force Base, StratCom’s mission includes overseeing the nation’s nuclear arsenal.

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