Zach Day joined the Canadian Armed Forces as an Infantry Officer in July of 2011 upon graduating from High School. He was accepted to the Royal Military College of Canada and enrolled in the fall of 2011 upon completion of basic training. Graduating in 2015, he was posted to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Gagetown to complete his trade-specific training. Upon completion of training later that year, he was posted to CFB Edmonton as a DP1 course officer and then platoon commander. He deployed to Latvia in 2017 as a platoon commander on the first rotation of the NATO mission to deter Russian aggression in the Baltics. Upon return from deployment, he was posted to Ottawa as the military assistant to the Minister of National Defence. He was released from the Canadian Armed Forces in July of 2019 and has matriculated at the London Business School to study for an MBA with the hope of graduating in 2021.