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Oregon Army National Guard colonel to be promoted to brigadier general (Photo) - 11/02/18

SALEM, Oregon – Oregon Army National Guard Col. Gregory T. Day is scheduled to be promoted to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 1:00 p.m., at the Anderson Readiness Center, located at 3225 State Street, Salem, Oregon.

Day is assigned as the commander of Joint Domestic Operations Command. He will oversee Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA), which supports and partners with civilian agencies to provide a joint domestic response team to save lives and protect property during natural or man-made emergencies. 

“Colonel Day has a long and accomplished career with the Oregon Army National Guard,” said Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, Adjutant General, Oregon. “He is an accomplished officer and a leader with demonstrated outstanding service at every level of command and staff from company through brigade with overwhelming success.”

Most recently, Day was assigned as the Director of Operations (J3) for the Joint Domestic Operations Command, where he led the development of joint military response strategies, contingency plans, operations and exercises for the Oregon National Guard’s role in emergency response. 

Day holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Humboldt State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Oregon. He graduated from the U.S. Army War College in 2012 with a Master’s in Strategic Studies. He completed Advanced Joint Professional Military Education II (Joint Forces Staff College) in 2014. His other military education includes the Army Officer Candidate School, the Armor Officer Basic Course, the Infantry Officer Advance Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and the Command and General Staff College. Colonel Day is a fully Joint Qualified Officer (JQS-III), and is Dual-Status Command (DSC) qualified.

Day began his military career in 1987 with the active duty U.S. Army at Fort Hood, Texas. He went on to serve as a tank and scout platoon leader at Fort Lewis, Washington. He joined the Oregon Army National Guard in 1992 and served in a variety of command and staff positions in armor and infantry units. 

Throughout his career in the Oregon Army National Guard, he has served as company executive officer, company commander, intelligence officer, battalion operations officer and battalion executive officer. He also served as the operations officer, executive officer, and deputy brigade commander for the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT). 

He deployed with 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry Regiment, to the Sinai, Egypt, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He later commanded the 1-186th Battalion during their deployment to Iraq in 2009-2010. He also deployed as the operations officer with the 41st IBCT to Afghanistan. He has served as the assistant chief of staff and chief of joint staff for Joint Force Headquarters, Oregon Army National Guard, and he was the brigade commander of the 82nd Brigade (Troop Command) from June 2014 to June 2017.

In his civilian career, he is an attorney and partner with Davis, Freudenberg, Day and Galli law firm in Grants Pass, Oregon.

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