Commander Janet H. DaysExecutive Officer
A native of Chicago, Commander Janet H. Days graduated Summa Cum Laude from Old Dominion University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Business and received her commission from the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps via the Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP). She also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA and concurrently earned the Navy War College Command and Staff diploma. She is also a graduate of Joint and Combined Warfighting School at Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC), and is a qualified joint specialty officer.
CDR Days’ initial sea assignment as a division officer was aboard USS Mahan (DDG 72), a guided missile destroyer home-ported in Norfolk, Virginia. There she served as Auxiliaries/Electrical Officer and was selected to remain onboard for a subsequent division officer tour as Navigator and Operations Plans (N5). During her tour, Mahan conducted a Mediterranean and North Atlantic deployment. Upon completion of Surface Warfare Officer Department Head School in August 2007, CDR Days reported to USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) where she served as Engineer Officer completing two deployments; one to the CENTCOM AOR to conduct Theater Security Cooperation and a subsequent deployment to the SOUTHCOM AOR to conduct Counter Narcotics Operations. After her Engineering tour she reported to Destroyer Squadron 28 as the Material Officer (N4) and Staff Director where she completed two deployments to the CENTCOM AOR embarked on Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Ashore, CDR Days was assigned to the Joint Staff, J7 Joint & Coalition Warfighting as a military analyst and Observer Trainer augment to the Deployable Training Team. Additionally, while assigned to the Joint Staff, CDR Days deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan as the Joint Staff, J7 LNO to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Headquarters. CDR Days recently completed a tour at Afloat Training Group (ATG), Norfolk as a Combat Systems Tactical Mentor and is a graduate of the pilot WTI/IAMD course. She is slated for Executive Officer/Commanding Officer of USS McFaul (DDG 74) home ported in Norfolk, Virginia.
CDR Days’ decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (seven awards), Army Commendation Medal (two awards), Army Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal and various other personal medals, unit awards and campaign ribbons.