Change at top for Navy Pacific Fleet

Wednesday - 1/18/2012, 6:31pm EST

The Navy's Pacific Fleet is getting a new commander. Adm. Patrick Walsh will retire this Friday after 34 years of service to the Navy. Adm. Cecil Haney, the former deputy of the U.S. Strategic Command, will take over.

Haney was responsible for providing capabilities and options to the President and defense secretary in regard to nuclear force operations, missile defense, cyberspace operations and efforts to combat weapons of mass destruction, according to Stars and Stripes magazine.

Haney will be the Pacific Fleet's 33rd commander.