Enabling multi-factor authentication

Photo of LTC Robert A. Day

Speaker: LTC Robert A. Day, Signal Corps, United States Army

Topic: Enabling multi-factor authentication

Date/Time: October 25, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Join online (Zoom, auto-generated captions available)

Bio: Lieutenant Colonel Robert A. Day commissioned as a Second Lieutenant through the U.S. Army ROTC program. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Foreign Language (French specialization) and entered active duty service in December, 2002. As a branch detailed officer, 2LT Day first served in Alpha Battery, 3rd Battalion, 4th ADAR as an Airborne Stinger/Avenger Missile Platoon Leader attached to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina from 2003 to 2004. There, he participated in Operation CLEAR SKIES in defense of the National Capital Region.

In November 2004, 1LT Day transferred to the Signal Regiment, serving first as a Multiple Subscriber Equipment (MSE) Platoon Leader assigned to Delta Company, 327th Signal Battalion (ABN), 35th Signal Brigade (ABN). He deployed his Forced Entry Switch (FES) platoon to Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM-III. Upon redeployment (Oct, ‘05) and promotion to Captain (Jan, ’06), he assumed duties as the Battalion Supply Officer (S4) for the 327th Signal Battalion (ABN). There, he transformed the organization into the 50th Signal Battalion (Expeditionary) during 35th Brigade’s inactivation and relocation to Fort Gordon, Georgia. In January 2007, CPT Day transferred to the XVIII Airborne Corps G6 staff where he served as the Current Operations Officer, Joint Operations Center (JOC) Battle Captain, as well as the Signal Officer-in-Charge of the Corps’ Assault Command Post (ACP) element.

In December 2007, CPT Day was selected for command of the Headquarters & Support Company (Provisional), XVIII Airborne Corps and led the organization during deployment to Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 07- 09 rotation from January 2008 to April 2009. While still in command, he deployed the ACP on a contingency operation to Port-au-Prince, Haiti in support of earthquake relief as part of Operation URGENT RESPONSE in January 2010.

After 30 months of successful company command,CPT Day attended the Signal Captains’ Career Course at the Signal Center of Excellence in Fort Gordon, Georgia, followed by the Battalion and Brigade-level Signal Officer Qualification Courses. He then joined the Small Group Leader (SGL) team, part of the 442nd Signal Officer Training Battalion, 15th Regimental Signal Brigade. There, he also served as the Mission Command Systems Division Chief, later as a Curriculum Developer & Course Manager for the Signal Captains’ Career Course.

In September 2012, CPTDay promoted to Major and was reassigned to the 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) at Fort Eustis, Virginia as the Brigade Signal Officer (BDE S6). He oversaw the Brigade’s force modernization to include C4ISR upgrades to the Army’s active duty watercraft fleet, as well as fielding the new harbormaster command & control systems. During this assignment, MAJ Day also completed the Command & General Staff College, as well as earned his Master of Arts degree in Information Technology Management from Webster University.

In October 2014, MAJ Day transitioned to the Joint Staff J7 (Force Development) Directorate and served as the Chief of Information Technology for the Joint Deployment Training Center (JDTC) at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. There, he oversaw JDTC’s mission to provide operator-level training on the Global Command and Control System-Joint (GCCS-J) family of applications to include the Joint Operations Planning and Execution System (JOPES) to the Joint Force. During this assignment period, he also attended the Joint & Combined Warfighter School (JCWS) in Norfolk, Virginia.

In December 2017, MAJ Day relocated to Stuttgart, Germany to join the United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) team. There, he served as the Chief of Current Operations for the Joint Cyber Center (JCC), as an Offensive Cyberspace Planner within the J39 Information Operations Division, as well as an Executive Officer to the Director of Operations, J3. Following promotion to Lieutenant Colonel (Oct ’19), he completed his tour of duty serving as the Enterprise Architecture and Strategy Branch Chief as part of the C4S Directorate, J6, USAFRICOM.

LTC Day is currently assigned to United States Army Cyber Command, Fort Gordon, Georgia as the IT Services Division Chief, with supplemental duty as Military Deputy for the Assistant Chief of Staff G6 Directorate. He is married to the former Madeline Chenoweth of Weyer’s Cave, Virginia and together they have two children: Charlotte (11yrs) and Ryan (9yrs).

Accommodations: To request disability-related accommodations, please contact eirac@tamucc.edu or call 361-825-3154.

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