Rear Admiral Robert E. Day Jr. assumed the duties as the Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Information Technology and the Director, Coast Guard Cyber Command, Pre-Commissioning Detachment in July 2010. RADM Day graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1980. His first tour of duty was in Portland, Maine where he served aboard Coast Guard Cutter DUANE as the Damage Control Assistant until April 1982. RADM Day was then assigned to U. S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington D.C. as the Electronics Project Officer for the construction of the 270 foot Medium Endurance Cutters and 110 foot Island Class Patrol Boats.
In 1986, RADM Day attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California where he obtained a Master of Science Degree in Telecommunications Systems Management and was awarded the Chief of Naval Operations Communications Award for graduating first in his class.
From June 1988 to May 1992, RADM Day was assigned as the Telecommunications Officer for the Thirteenth Coast Guard District in Seattle, Washington. During this tour, he performed extensive temporary duty including assignment as the Administrative Officer to the Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Exxon Valdez disaster. In 1992, he was assigned as Commanding Officer, Communications Station Boston, where he prepared the facility for remote operations under the Communication System 2000 project. Again, he performed numerous temporary duty assignments including Communications Officer for the Harbor Defense Command assigned to Port Au Prince Haiti during Operation Uphold Democracy.
From June 1995 until May 1999, he was assigned as the Chief of Planning and Budget for the Electronics Systems Division at Maintenance and Logistics Command (MLC) Pacific.
From June 1999 until June 2002, RADM Day commanded the Coast Guard's largest Electronic Systems Support Unit, ESU Boston. During this tour he and his command provided electronics and communications support to the John F. Kennedy Jr. aircraft crash, the Egypt Air 900 air disaster, and the response to the September 11th World Trade Center terrorist attack.
From July 2002 until May 2007, RADM Day was assigned as the Chief of Pacific Area's Command, Control, and Communications Division in Alameda, California. Additionally, RADM Day traveled throughout the Pacific Rim as a key United States representative to the North Pacific Coast Guard Forum.
From June 2007 until June 2009, he served as the Deputy and eventually the Commander of Maintenance and Logistics Command (MLC) Pacific.
Rear Admiral Day's military awards include two Legion of Merit, three Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, the 9-11 medal, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, Letter of Commendation, and six Meritorious Team Awards.