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Adm Cecil Haney

The 2015 CNTA Edward Teller Lecture and Banquet



CNTA's 24th Annual Edward Teller Lecture/Banquet was celebrated Monday, October 19 at the University of South Carolina at Aiken's Convocation Center in Aiken SC. The event was surrounded by many other events during Nuclear Science Week.

Please click on the link below for a photo gallery from the event.

      2015 Photo Gallery

Our Guest Speaker this year was Admiral Cecil Haney, Commander, United States Strategic Command. A transcript of his speech is available here:

      Edward Teller Lecture - 10/19/2015 Transcript

Admiral Cecil Haney, a native of Washington, D.C., is a 1978 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. His career as a submariner includes assignments in USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN 630), USS Frank Cable (AS 40), USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709), USS Asheville (SSN 758), and Submarine Squadron 8, culminating in command of USS Honolulu (SSN 718).

Subsequent fleet command assignments include Submarine Squadron 1 from June 2002 to July 2004, and Submarine Group 2 from October 2006 to March 2008.

Haney's shore duty tours include administrative assistant for enlisted affairs at Naval Reactors; congressional appropriations liaison officer for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Comptroller); deputy chief of Staff of Plans, Policies, and Requirements, U.S. Pacific Fleet (N58); director, Submarine Warfare Division (N87); director, Naval Warfare Integration Group (N00X); deputy commander, U.S. Strategic Command; and Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Haney holds master's degrees in Engineering Acoustics and System Technology from the Naval Post Graduate School and a master's degree in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.

Haney's decorations include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (two awards), Defense Superior Service Medal (two awards), Legion of Merit (four awards), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and various campaign and unit awards. In addition, he was the 1998 Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award recipient.


Other highlights of the Teller Lecture and Dinner included the presentation of the 2015 Fred C. Davison Distinguished Scientist Award and the 2015 Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our many sponsors, our CNTA membership, and supporters of the 2015 lecture.



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