Brigadier General Gregory T. Day
Operational G3, Eighth Army
BG Gregory T. Day commands Oregon’s Joint Domestic Operations Command, and as the Special Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Army Alaska. A Citizen-Soldier for over 25 years, he has served in the Army National Guard and in the active duty Army.
BG Day earned his Bachelors of Arts in History from Humboldt State University in 1986. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law. He completed a Master’s of Strategic Studies at the U.S. Army War College in 2012.
BG Day enlisted as an M1 Abrams Main Battle Crewman in the U.S. Army in 1987, after which he was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. He was commissioned as Second Lieutenant, Armor in 1989. After completing the Armor Officer’s Basic Course he was assigned as a tank platoon leader with the 1st Battalion, 33rd Armor of the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Washington, and later as a scout platoon leader with 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry and the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment. He left active duty and joined the Oregon Army National Guard in 1992, where he served as the Executive Officer for A Company, 1st Battalion, 162nd Infantry in Eugene, Oregon. While serving with the Volunteers, he participated in training deployments to the jungle warfare school at Fort Sherman, Panama, and northern warfare training in Hokkaido, Japan. After graduating from law school he took command of A Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry (Armor) in Baker City, Oregon, and commanded that company during its National Training Center rotation in 1998. He moved to Grants Pass in 1998, where he was assigned as Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry, in Ashland, Oregon. He was the S3 (Operations Officer) for the Guardians during their deployment to the Sinai, Egypt, in 2002, and their Executive Officer during Katrina Relief in Louisiana in 2005. In 2006 he deployed with the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) to Afghanistan, where he served as the Embedded Training Team Chief for 3rd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Afghanistan National Army (ANA) Corps, and later as the G3 for Regional Strategic Assistance Command – East, responsible for planning and supporting ANA operations in Paktika, Paktia, Khost and Ghazni provinces in the Hindu Kush, along the Pakistan border. BG Day commanded 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry during their deployment to Iraq in 2009, conducting convoy security missions out of Contigency Operations Base Adder, near An Nasiriyah, Iraq. After returning he served as the Executive Officer for the 41st IBCT and then for the 82nd Brigade (Troop Command). In 2012 he was assigned as Deputy Commander of the 41st IBCT, and in 2014 he took command of the 82nd Brigade (Troop Command) of the Oregon Army National Guard. In 2017 he was assigned as Oregon’s J3, responsible for plans and operations involving the joint military response to domestic disasters within the State of Oregon. BG Day is a fully qualified Joint Officer (JQS-III).
BG Day is a partner with the law firm of Davis, Freudenberg, Day, & Galli in Grants Pass, Oregon, where his practice is focused on civil litigation, juvenile dependency, and criminal defense. He is the incoming president of Oregon National Guard Association, and he has been a part of the Grants Pass Active Club for twenty years, raising funds to help needy children in Southern Oregon.
BG Day’s military education includes the Dual-Status Command Course, the Joint Forces Staff College, the U.S. Army War College, the Command and General Staff College, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Infantry Captain’s Career Course, the Scout Platoon Leader’s Course, and the Armor Officer’s Basic Course.
BG Day’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with triple bronze oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal with double bronze oak leaf cluster, and Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon, the Iraq Campaign Ribbon, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the NATO Article V Medal, the Multi-national Force and Observers Medal, and other Federal and State awards. He was also awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and the Excellence in Competition Badge – Pistol.
BG Day is married.