LGen (retd) Mike Day CMM, MSC, CD, was born in Windsor Nova Scotia and grew up in Ontario, Quebec and Birkenhead England prior to joining the Canadian Forces in 1983. Initially trained as an Infantry Officer he joined his Regiment, the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and he has commanded at every level and rank, in a variety of units, and deployments around the world.
In addition to having the privilege of serving and commanding within his Regiment, the majority of his field and command time has been as an Operator within Canada’s Counter Terrorist and Special Forces community commanding both Joint Task Force Two ( JTF 2), Canada’s Special Operations Forces Command as well as a variety of other command assignments.
With the majority of his time spent in Command he has also served in a variety of Senior Staff appointments including employment as the Canadian Armed Forces senior Military Officer in the Defence Policy Group, and the Chief Strategic Planner for the future of the Canadian Armed Forces.
LGen Day has deployed operationally to Africa, the Balkans (3 times), the Middle East, and Afghanistan (twice). Additionally he has lived in Naples Italy where he was responsible for the preparation, training and oversight of NATO’s Response Force.
He has 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 focussed on International Relations and Special Operations.
LGen Day Runs an Investment and Consulting Business, is a member of the Advisory Board to the Bragg Family Companies, a Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and active in a number of Veteran Support initiatives.
LGen Day is married and has two sons both currently serving in the Canadian Military. He retired in September 2015 and is currently waiting for the inevitable call from the PGA to play on tour.