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Day, a Grants Pass lawyer, began his military career in 1987 with the active duty U.S. Army at Fort Hood, Texas.

Brig. Gen. Gregory T. DayOregon Army National Guard Col. Gregory T. Day was promoted Sunday to the rank of brigadier general during a ceremony in Salem.

Day is commander of Joint Domestic Operations Command, overseeing Defense Support to Civil Authorities, which supports agencies during natural or man-made emergencies.

"Col. Day has a long and accomplished career with the Oregon Army National Guard," said Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, Oregon's adjutant general. "He is an accomplished officer and a leader with demonstrated outstanding service at every level of command and staff from company through brigade with overwhelming success."

Day, a Grants Pass lawyer, began his military career in 1987 with the active duty U.S. Army at Fort Hood, Texas. He served as a tank and scout platoon leader at Fort Lewis, Wash., and joined Oregon Army National Guard in 1992. He also served as operations officer, executive officer and deputy brigade commander for the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Day deployed with 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry Regiment, to the Sinai, Egypt, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He commanded the 1-186th Battalion during deployment to Iraq in 2009-10. He also deployed as the operations officer with the 41st IBCT to Afghanistan.

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