Born in Nova Scotia, subsequently spending his school days in England, LGen (retd) Mike Day has commanded at every level and rank, in a variety of units, and deployments around the world serving and commanding within his Regiment and Canada’s Counter Terrorist and Special Forces community commanding both Joint Task Force Two (JTF 2), Canada’s Special Operations Forces Command. With the majority of his time spent in Command he has also served in a variety of Senior Staff appointments including the CAFs Senior Military Officer in the Defence Policy Group, and the Chief Strategic Planner for the future of the Canadian Armed Forces where he also oversaw the development of the Department of National Defence’s Space and Cyber Programs. Since retirement he has been employed on a variety of corporate Boards and consults with a number of companies, predominantly in the High Tech sector focussing on efforts to digitize supporting capabilities and practices in Defence and Security Departments across the Government of Canada. He is President of the Board of Trustees for his Regimental charity (The PPCLI Foundation). He has a Bachelor in Political Studies and History, a Masters in War Studies ( Strategic Studies and Special Operations) and has completed his course work for his PhD in War Studies.