Rear Admiral Robert E. Day Jr. assumed the duties as the Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Information Technology and the Commander, Coast Guard Cyber Command in July 2009. RADM Day holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy and a Master of Science Degree in Telecommunications Systems Management the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
Rear Admiral Day’s assignments include Coast Guard Cutter DUANE as the Damage Control Assistant until April 1982. 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. 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. Commanding Officer, Communications Station Boston, where he prepared the facility for remote operations under the Communication System 2000 project. Chief of Planning and Budget for the Electronics Systems Division at Maintenance and Logistics Command (MLC) Pacific. RADM Day commanded the Coast Guard's largest Electronic Systems Support Unit, ESU Boston where the 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.