Anthony Hernandez has been named the next president/CEO of the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC), the organization announced Wednesday. Hernandez will take the position Aug. 1, following the retirement of current President/CEO Arty Arteaga.
Hernandez joined DCUC as chief operating officer on Aug. 9, 2016. 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 (DOD) installations worldwide.
Hernandez also works closely with DOD on matters affecting defense credit unions and the financial quality of life of DoD personnel.
Since his arrival at DCUC, Hernandez:
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.
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.
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.