Rear Admiral Lunday assumed the duties as Commander of the Fourteenth Coast Guard District in July 2018. He is 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. The Coast Guard conducts operations and activities across the Fourteenth District as part of the Department of Homeland Security team protecting the U.S. and as one of the five armed services and part of the joint force defending it. The Coast Guard works closely with allies to advance maritime governance as part of the rules-based international order essential to a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Prior to reporting to District 14, Rear Admiral Lunday served as the Commander of Coast Guard Cyber Command, an operational command reporting to the Commandant and a joint Service Cyber Component of U.S. Cyber Command. In that role, he directed the operation and aggressive defense of Coast Guard networks, the delivery of operational effects in and through cyberspace to enable Coast Guard operations in all domains, and directed operations in cyberspace to protect maritime critical infrastructure. During that time, he also served 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, Rear Admiral Lunday 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.
Other prior assignments include Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Atlantic and the Executive Assistant to the 24th Commandant.
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 (2), Meritorious Service Medal (3) and various other personal, unit and campaign awards.