Steven E. Day

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Steven E. Day
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Rear Admiral Steven E. Day
Born Albion, NY
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch Coast Guard
Years of service 31
Rank Rear Admiral
Unit United States Coast Guard Reserve
Commands held PSU-303, Reserve Unit Green Bay, PSU-309, Coast Guard Element Joint Forces Command, Joint Reserve Unit Norfolk, United States Coast Guard Reserve
Awards Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Joint Defense Commendation Medal (3), Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal and a Joint Defense Achievement Medal

Steven E. Day is a United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral who currently serves as the Director of Reserve and Leadership, (CG-13). In this role he also commands the United States Coast Guard Reserve.[1] He previously served as the US Deputy Commander for Mobilization and Reserve Affairs, Atlantic Area, US Coast Guard.

Early life and education[edit]

Rear Admiral Day was born in Albion, NY and due to his father’s employment with the Veterans Administration lived in Holley, NY, Bath, NY, and graduated from Norway-Vulcan High School, Norway, MI in 1967.RDML Day holds an associate degree from Gogebic Community College, a bachelor's degree from Northern Michigan University, and a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point.[2]


His father and mother instilled in his five sisters and three brothers that we owe our country at least two years of service. Evidence of this is RDML Day’s father retired as a Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve MP, his sister Suzanne completed four years active duty U.S. Air Force, his brother Chuck retired as a Chief Yeoman, U. S. Coast Guard after 22 years, and his brother Mike who entered the Coast Guard in 1966, retired as a CWO4 F&S, after 42 years of service.

Career History[edit]

RDML Day enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1967. After recruit training, he attended Damage Controlman School at Governors Island, NY. As a Damage Controlman, RDML Day held assignments at TRASUPCEN Alameda, USCGC Tanager, Reserve Unit Duluth, and Reserve Unit Green Bay where he was promoted to Damage Controlman First Class in 1977.

RDML Day received his commission in 1979 at the rank of Ensign. Assignments as an officer have included; Reserve Green Bay, Commanding Officer of Reserve Unit Hancock, and the Operations Officer of Port Security Unit 303 Milwaukee when he was deployed to the Port of Damman, Saudi Arabia in support of Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm from September 1990 to April 1991.

Upon release from active duty in 1991, RDML Day’s assignments included; Commanding Officer Reserve Unit Green Bay, FEMA Liaison Officer Milwaukee, Commanding Officer PSU 303 Milwaukee, USTRANSCOM, and Commanding Officer Port Security Unit 309 where his unit conducted deployments to Pohang, Korea, Dukaylah, Egypt, OPSAIL 2000, New York City and Manama, Bahrain. Beginning in 2001, RDML Day was again assigned to USTRANSCOM, followed by the Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Element, Joint Forces Command Norfolk and Commanding Officer, Joint Reserve Unit, Norfolk, VA

In March 2003, RDML Day was again recalled to active duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, assigned to the Pentagon, National Military Command Center and Coast Guard Headquarters, Defense Operations. Upon release from active duty, he was assigned as the Senior Reserve Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff D5 and then to PACAREA as the Reserve Chief of Staff/Senior Reserve Officer. On June 9, 2008, RDML Day assumed his current assignment at LANT AREA.

Awards,decorations, and recognition[edit]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Defense Meritorious Service Medal ribbon.svgDefense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal ribbon.svgMeritorious Service Medal with 3 gold award stars

Joint Service Commendation Medal ribbon.svg Joint Service Commendation Medal (with three bronze oak leaf clusters)

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal ribbon.svg Navy Commendation Medal

Coast Guard Commendation ribbon.svg Coast Guard Commendation Medal

Coast Guard Achievement ribbon.svg Coast Guard Achievement Medal

Joint Service Achievement Medal ribbon.svg Joint Service Achievement Medal

Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) ribbon.svg Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)