Mr. Daykin enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1967 and attended Boot Camp at MCRD SD. He served in combat in Vietnam, initially with 3rd Battalion 26th Marines and then 3rd Battalion 1st Marines. He was honorably discharged in 1969 at the rank of Corporal.
After his discharge he began a 42-year career in civilian law enforcement. He retired from the Tucson Police Department as Assistant Chief after 28 years and then served as Chief of Police of the University of Arizona Police Department until his retirement in 2014.
Tony earned Bachelor of Arts in Management and Master of Education degrees. He is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.
Tony has served on several community and professional boards and is a Past President of the Saguaro Rotary of Tucson, the Boys and Girls Club of Tucson Board and the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police.
Tony discovered the MCRD Command Museum some years ago, became a member and subsequently became a Life Member. He was elected as a Director in September 2019.