Wing Vice Commander
Vice Commander - Lt. Col. Timothy Day
Lt. Col. Tim Day is the Vice Commander for Civil Air Patrol’s Virginia Wing. In this role, he provides leadership and mentorship to the wing’s 1,700 adult and teen members. He is also responsible for the wing’s budget consisting of federal, state and corporate funds, and manages the wing’s strategic goals.
Lt. Col. Tim Day was a cadet from 1984-1988, when he was a member of Beverly Composite Squadron, Massachusetts Wing, and re-joined Civil Air Patrol in 2012 with his son, who is now a United States Air Force Officer. He has served as a Commander, Deputy Commander for Cadets, Deputy Commander for Seniors, Director of Cadet Programs, Director of Information Technologies, and Civil Air Patrol Pentagon Liaison Officer. He is an active Mission Pilot and holds qualifications as Mission Observer, Ground Branch Director, and Ground Team Leader.
Outside of Civil Air Patrol, Lt. Col. Day serves as the Branch Head, Air Warfare Capability Integration, Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air Warfare Systems, where he supports cybersecurity, requirements development, warfighting assessments, studies, and countering small UAS. He retired from active duty in the Navy in 2012. As a Naval Aviator, his 20 years of service included operational tours as a Patrol Plane Mission Commander and Instructor Pilot with VP-1 and as a Mission Aircraft Commander and Mission Commander with VPU-1.
Lt. Col. Day is a 1992 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he majored in Aerospace Engineering, and was winged as a Naval Aviator in March 1996. Additional tours included serving on the staff of Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Atlantic, Commander, Carrier Group TWO, the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV), and the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (DUSN). He has been deployed to Japan, Korea, Thailand, Diego Garcia, Bahrain, Oman, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and numerous other locations.