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Diego E. Hernandez
Vice Admiral Diego E. Hernandez
First Hispanic to be named Vice Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command(NORAD)
|Birth name||Diego Hernandez Sanfeliz|
March 25, 1934|
San Juan, Puerto Rico
|Died||July 7, 2017
Miami Lakes, Florida, U.S.
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1955-1991|
|Commands held||USS John F. Kennedy
Deputy Commander in Chief U.S. Space Command
Vice Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command
|Awards||Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Vice Admiral Diego E. Hernandez (March 25, 1934 – July 7, 2017) was a United States Navy officer. He was the first Hispanic to be named Vice Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). He then underwent flight training and on August 1956, was designated a Naval Aviator.
Hernandez died on July 7, 2017 from complications of Parkinson's disease at the age of 83.
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