Born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, and raised in Ontario, Quebec and Birkenhead, England, Lt. Gen. Day joined the Canadian Forces in 1983 and trained as an Infantry Officer before joining the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Regiment. He has commanded at every level and rank in a variety of units and deployed around the globe.
With the majority of his field and command time as an Operator within Canada’s Counter Terrorist and Special Forces collective, Lt. Gen. Day commanded the Joint Task Force Two (JFT2), and Canada’s Special Operations Forces Command along with a range of other command assignments. He further served as the Canadian Armed Forces Senior Military Officer in the Defense Policy Group, and as the Chief Strategic Planner for the future of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Lt. Gen. Day has deployed operationally to Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East, and Afghanistan. Additionally, he has lived in Naples Italy where he was responsible for the preparation, training and oversight of NATO’s Response Force.
Lt. Gen. Day has earned significant honors and awards, including the US Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Cross and is one of only 55 recipients of the US Operations Command Medal.
He recently completed the Queen’s Executive Advance Management Program and also holds a degree in Political Studies (with distinction) from the University of Manitoba and a Masters of Arts in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada, where he focused on International Relations and Special Operations.
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