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|DCUC CEO Successor Named|
Anthony R. Hernandez Named DCUC CEO Successor
Defense Credit Union Council Board Chair Denise Floyd is proud to announce that Anthony R. Hernandez (Tony) will become the President/CEO of DCUC on August 1, 2017, after the retirement of Roland “Arty” Arteaga.
Hernandez joined the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) as its Chief Operating Officer on August 9, 2016. In this capacity, he has been responsible for DCUC's overall operational effectiveness and for enhancing the Council's advocacy role as the principal trade association exclusively supporting the interest of credit unions operating on Department of Defense installations worldwide.
Hernandez also works closely with the Department of Defense (DoD) on matters affecting defense credit unions and the financial quality of life of DoD personnel. Since his arrival at DCUC, Hernandez successfully fielded a guide on the new DoD Blended Retirement System; worked with member credit unions on Military Lending Act rules; offered comments on the Department's personal commercial solicitation policy; bolstered the Council’s emphasis on financial education; and spearheaded the Council’s 5-year strategic plan.
Prior to joining DCUC, Tony Hernandez served in the United States Air Force in various senior leadership and command positions, both as a Mission Support Group Commander and as the Chief Financial Officer of an Air Force Major Command as a full colonel. Key among his assignments were his tour of duty at the Pentagon and two tours as a Squadron Commander for the 8th and 62nd Comptroller Squadrons. Colonel Hernandez also served as the Executive Officer to the Commander of Air Combat Command where he directly supported the 4-Star commander of 145,000 Airmen.
On 1 October 2016, Colonel Hernandez officially retired from the United States Air Force after 25 years, closing his career as the Commander 319th Mission Support Group at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. Hernandez has a Bachelor of Business Administration from New Mexico State University, a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, a Master of Military Operational Art and Science from the Air Command and Staff College, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the Air War College.
He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Virginia.