Cecil D. Haney, pictured second right at the Stars and Stripes event during the 2008 BEYA STEM Conference, is a retired four-star admiral, a career Navy submariner, and former commander of the U.S. Strategic Command.
“Race, age, experience, geography, language, none of these should restrict you. All of these are assets,” said John D. Harris, the 2010 Black Engineer of the Year. And what a decade it’s been since those stirring words.
He was responsible for several midshipmen being admitted to the Naval Academy and the highest number of applicants admitted to the Broadened Opportunities for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) Program.