Rear Admiral Lunday assumed the duties as the Deputy for Materiel Readiness at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in July 2020. Reporting to the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, Rear Admiral Lunday provides oversight and guidance for program management of Coast Guard engineering and logistics, acquisitions and contracting, security, and command, control, communications, and information technology (C4IT). The Mission Support enterprise is responsible for staffing, training, equipping, and sustaining the Coast Guard to ensure force readiness and delivery of operational outcomes.
Rear Admiral Lunday previously served from 2018-2020 as the Commander of the Fourteenth Coast Guard District where he was responsible for directing Coast Guard operations throughout Oceania, including Hawai’i, Guam, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and activities in Singapore and Japan.
From 2016-2018, he served as the Commander, Coast Guard Cyber Command and as the Assistant Commandant for C4IT, responsible for policy, management, and oversight of Coast Guard C4IT operational, business, and infrastructure assets.
From 2014 to 2016, he served as the Director of Exercises and Training (J7), U.S. Cyber Command, where he was responsible for the joint training of the Cyber Mission Force and delivery of trained and ready cyberspace forces for the Department of Defense.
Rear Admiral Lunday has served in a variety of operational, intelligence and legal assignments in the Coast Guard and joint community, including command afloat and ashore.
Rear Admiral Lunday is a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College with a Master of Science in National Security Strategy and a graduate of the Naval War College (College of Command and Staff).
He holds a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School and Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Individual military awards include the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, and various other personal, unit, and campaign awards.