HONOLULU (AP) - The Pentagon says President Obama is appointing Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Cecil Haney to lead the U.S. Strategic Command in Nebraska.
The Defense Department said in a statement Monday the president has appointed Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. to succeed Haney at Pacific Fleet.
Harris is currently assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Both appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.
Haney became the Pacific Fleet's commander in January 2012.
The Pacific Fleet encompasses nearly 200 surface ships and submarines and nearly 1,100 aircraft from the U.S. West Coast to the Indian Ocean. It includes more than 140,000 sailors and civilians.
The Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska is assigned to deter and detect nuclear attacks.
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