D.C. Native Son and Four-Star Admiral Cecil Haney to Speak at Norton’s Service Academy College Fair and Sendoff, Thursday

Jun 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will host her annual Service Academy College Fair and Sendoff to present her ten 2017 appointees to the U.S. Service Academies and Service Academy Preparatory Schools on Thursday, June 8, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., in the Old Council Chamber at One Judiciary Square (441 4th St. NW).  Thursday’s Fair will feature a special appearance by Admiral Cecil D. Haney, USN (Ret.), a District of Columbia native and graduate of Eastern Senior High School and of the United States Naval Academy (’78).  From 2012–2013, Adm. Haney served as Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, the largest component of the world’s largest fleet.  In 2013, Adm. Haney became Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, where he served until 2016.  Adm. Haney followed his colleague and fellow Washingtonian, Adm. J. Paul Reason, USN (Ret.), to become the second African-American Naval Officer promoted to four-star admiral, the Navy’s highest peacetime rank.

“Admiral Haney, a native son of D.C., is a uniquely appropriate inspiration to D.C. students who wish to serve their nation by attending a Service Academy,” Norton said.  “We are grateful to Admiral Haney for agreeing to speak to our students and their families and for his life-long commitment to the District of Columbia.  It will be an honor for this year’s appointees and me to hear from one of our city’s greatest commanders.”