Mission: San Diego Military, Partnership with the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC)

Our support for the military community could never be enough. Mission: San Diego Military, hosted by Drew Schlosberg, President of DS Studio and former Public Relations Director for The San Diego Union Tribune, is produced in partnership with the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation Supporting, Promoting, And Representing The Common Business Of The Military, Its Quality Of Life, And Defense Industry Community In San Diego. 

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Here are the latest shows featuring Mark Balmert the SDMAC Executive Director:\

Ep 50| Highly Sought-After Cyber Security Expert Discusses His Experiences at DARPA and the World of National Insecurity

Peter Bartoli, a cyber security expert, Managing Partner of Downtime Associates, CIO of Market Insight Solutions LLC, adjunct professor, and head coach of the competitive hacking team at SDSU, chats about his experiences at the Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA). Bartoli discusses the importance of educating oneself on security...

Ep 49| It Takes GUTS To Face Life’s Stressors; How One Book Teaches Us to Prevail Under Stress

Ed Hiner, Best-Selling Author, and decorated Navy Seal talks about his newest book GUTS: Greatness Under Tremendous Stress. Hiner describes how anyone can face stress head-on and develop resilience. Hiner chats about how his involvement with foster youth at San Pasqual Academy had an impact on the writing of...

Ep 48| How Service-Based Learning Uplifts Active Duty Military Members and Veterans Alike

Nancy Rohland-Heinrich, Vice-Chancellor of Communications and Community Engagement for National University, chats about the university’s historical support of active-duty students and veterans at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Rohland-Heinrich discusses NU’s upcoming 50th Anniversary celebration in the Fall.

Ep 47| USO Celebrates 70 Years of Strengthening America’s Military Service Members

Bob Kurkjian, USO West Region President, discusses the impact of USO in support of military family resilience; disaster response in support of the military, and the upcoming USO San Diego Golf Tournament.

Ep 46| Leveraging Military and Civilian Assets to Unlock Emerging Technology to be Showcased in Upcoming June Events

Major Steve Harvey, Director of NavalX SoCal Tech Bridge, discusses how Tech Bridge brings novel and innovative technology to leverage the assets of the SoCal ecosystem such as Installations, Industry, and Research. He also explains what it means to establish a collaborative DOD and Commercial Industry market.  Major Harvey talks about two upcoming...

Episode 45| Beer Club Helps Veterans Make Smooth Transition from Military Service to Civilian Life

William Lu, San Diego Chapter Lead of the Veterans Beer Club, is joined by colleague Kathryn Warren of the Beer Club’s National Leadership Team to chat about the Club’s mission and services.  Lu and Warren discuss the Beer Club’s upcoming 5th Anniversary event that will be for their “Second Chance” Brewery...

Episode 44| Foundation Supports Catastrophically Injured Veterans

Michael Minc, Founder and Chairman of the Gene Vance Jr. Foundation for the Catastrophically Injured, discusses the history and mission of the Foundation, along with criminal justice reform for impacted veterans.

Episode 42 | Honoring Both Fallen and Living Heroes Atop Beautiful Mt. Soledad

Neil O’Connell, President and CEO of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Association, is joined by Phil Kendro, the Association’s Vice President and Event Producer to chat about the programs the Association provides to honor both living and fallen veterans. Kendro details their upcoming Memorial Day Live event that will feature...

Episode 41 | Virtual Film Festival Features Independent Veteran Filmmakers

Mark Balmert, President and CEO of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), is joined by Nancy Worlie, Interim General Manager for KPBS, and Mark Vizcarra, Director of the upcoming film, Hun Pilots,to talk about the virtual G.I. Film Festival. Worlie highlights the veteran-centric film festival, which features independent...

Episode 40 | 10th Annual 32-Day Memorial Day Awareness Campaign Raises Millions to Support Our Military Heroes and Their Families

Mark Balmert, President and CEO of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), is joined by Stephen Holley, Retired Navy SEAL Officer, and Co-Founder and President & CEO of Carry the Load, to chat about his organization’s mission to honor the nation’s heroes and emphasize the importance of Memorial...

Episode 39 | Celebrating 35 Years of the Month of the Military Child with Blue Star Families & USAA

Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO of Blue Star Families, is joined by Justin Schmitt, AVP of Corporate Responsibility for USAA to talk about the 35th anniversary of “Month of the Military Child.”Roth-Douquet highlights the struggles and strength of children of military service members. Schmitt discusses resources available to service members and their families. 

Episode 38 | SDVC Offers Premier Support for San Diego Veterans and Spouses

Mark Balmert, President and CEO of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), is joined by Lisa Marcolongo, Family Action Life Group Co-Champion for the San Diego Veterans Coalition. Marcolongo elaborates on the unique challenges military spouses face. Marcolongo also speaks about resources service members and their families can take advantage of in San Diego. 

Episode 37 | San Diego Veterans Coalition Builds Region as a National Model for Post-Service Employment

Mark Balmert, President and CEO of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), is joined by Ron Stark, President of the San Diego Veterans Coalition (SDVC), and Maurice Wilson, 1st Vice President of the SDVC. Stark discusses the Coalition’s mission to honor veterans and their commitment to the United...

Episode 36 | Chief Resilience Officer Coordinates County’s Massive Emergency Services Plans

Mark Balmert, President and CEO of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), is joined by Gary Johnston, San Diego County Chief Resilience Officer for the Office of Emergency Service (OES) and COVID-19 Safe Reopening Team Lead. Johnston discusses OES’s coordination of all-hazard planning, mitigation, response and recovery. Johnston...

Episode 35 | Hiring Our Heroes Experiences Unprecedented Success Connecting the Military with the Civilian Workforce

Mark Balmert, President & CEO of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), is joined by Melinda Gomez and Lauren Ramos, Fellowship Program Managers for Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Gomez and Ramos discuss how the fellowship successfully links veterans and their...

Episode 34 | “Collaboration and Coordination” Keys to San Diego Veterans Coalition Success

Mark Balmert, President & CEO of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), is joined by Ron Stark, President of the San Diego Veterans Coalition, to talk about the coalition’s commitment to serving veterans and their families through collaboration and cooperation with like-minded organizations. Balmert highlights the upcoming Townhall...

Episode 33 | Enabling Self Sufficiency is Priority #1 for Warrior Foundation Freedom Station

Mark Balmert, President and CEO of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), is joined by Greg Martin, President of the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station, an organization that enables post-9/11 veterans to live self-sufficient lives. Balmert highlights the successful relaunch of SDMAC’s virtual Townhall Speaker series. Martin discusses the...

Episode 31 | Local Veterans Memorial Only One in Nation to Honor Both Living and Deceased Service Members

Mark Balmert, President & CEO of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) is joined by Phil Kendro, Vice President of the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial Association. Balmert promotes SDMAC’s Town Hall Series, which will feature various virtual presentations beginning March 4, 2021. Kendro provides a brief history...

Episode 30 | Army’s 12th Sergeant Major to Launch “Your Next Mission” Vodcast In Support of Veterans

Mark Balmert, President & CEO of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), is joined by SMA (Ret.) Jack Tilley, the 12th Sergeant Major of the Army and Co-Founder of the American Freedom Foundation (AFF), and Ted Hacker, a former Nashville-based music producer and President of the American Freedom...

Episode 29 | Despite Setbacks, SDMAC Finds Success During Pandemic

RADM (Ret.) Mark Balmert, President & CEO of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), discusses how the organization is adapting and evolving through the COVID-19 pandemic. Balmert chats about the organization’s membership growth and upcoming virtual SDMAC events. 

Episode 27 | Non-Traditional Problem Solving is Key to Effective National Security

Mark Balmert, President & CEO of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), is joined by Jesse Gipe, Pacific-South Director of the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN). Gipe discusses the non-traditional problem-solving techniques which help the NSIN stay on the cutting edge of national security. Gipe also highlights the...

Episode 26 | San Diego Workforce Partnership Tackles Transitioning Veteran Employment Challenges

Mark Balmert, President and CEO of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), is joined by Sam Freidman, Salesforce Manager for the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP), and Jardea Jenkins, Program Specialist for Ticket to Work and RETAIN. Balmert chats briefly about new changes made to SDMAC’s Board of...

Episode 25 | HireMilitary Bridges Gap Between Veterans and Private Sector

Chris Thorne, Director of Account Management for HireMilitary, discusses the organization’s mission to assist veterans and transitioning service members as they enter the next phase of life after military service. Thorne highlights HireMilitary’s proactive approach to securing jobs with a high likelihood of employment. Thorne also touches on the...

Episode 24 | SDMAC Foundation Assists Veterans in Pursuit of Education

Mark Balmert, President and CEO of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), is joined by Terry McKearney, President of the SDMAC Foundation, to highlight the foundation’s mission and commitment to help veterans, transitioning service members and their families pay for higher education through scholarships.

Episode 23 | SDMAC Executive Director Mark Balmert Recaps 2020; Looks Forward to 2021

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), discusses 2020 highlights in the face of the devastating pandemic. Balmert talks about continued COVID-19 related challenges in 2021; the SDMAC Foundation; and operational changes that SDMAC will be undertaking next year.

Episode 22 | PsychArmor Institute Bridges the Gap Between Military and Civilian Communities

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Tina Atherall, CEO of PsychArmor Institute, to talk about the Institute’s mission to utilize the power of education and learning to improve the lives of military service members and their families. Atherall discusses how PsychArmor’s...

Episode 21 | Padres Pitcher Receives Prestigious Bob Feller Act of Valor Award for Military Advocacy

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Craig Stammen, a pitcher for the San Diego Padres and recipient of the prestigious Bob Feller Act of Valor Award. Stammen chats about what led him to become an avid supporter of the military, his...

Episode 20 | Venerable University Provides Wide-Ranging, Game-Changing Support to Veterans

Tasha Ross, Director of Corporate Relations at the UCSD Rady School of Management (ROSM), talks about the school’s unparalleled commitment to supporting veterans as they transition into the business world. Ross discusses the School’s partnership with the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) in the development of the annual...

Episode 19 | Retired USMC Colonel Highlights Key Issues Facing Military in San Diego County

Earl “The Pearl” Wederbrook, a retired Marine Corps Colonel and past SDMAC President, discusses pertinent issues facing local military members and their families in San Diego County. Wederbrook talks about encroachment and how it affects military operations; housing challenges; and the massive impact of military spending in the San...

Episode 18 | Energy Company Provides Pathway for Transitioning Service Members

Adam Heyde, the San Diego Operations Manager for Jingoli Power, talks about his company’s dedication to hiring San Diego veterans. Heyde chats about his military career, Jingoli Power’s affiliation with the San Diego Military Advisory Council, and the Department of Defense’s Skill Bridge program.

Episode 17 | Retired Marine Corps Colonel Discusses Veterans Week Events

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by retired Marine Corps Colonel, Jack Harkins, Executive director of the San Diego Veterans Museum. Harkins discusses the Veterans Museum’s mission and the building’s historical significance. Harkins chats about the upcoming Veterans Week Virtual Celebration Ceremony...

Episode 16 | Fleet Week Honors and Celebrates Local Servicemembers

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Fleet Week Board President, Gordon Rutherford, to talk about Fleet Week, an annual celebration that honors local military service members. Rutherford chats about the in-person and virtual events that will take place between November 9...

Episode 15 | Annual Report Highlights Defense Industry’s Massive Economic Impact in San Diego Region

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, talks about the 2020 SDMAC San Diego Military Economic Impact Study, conducted in conjunction with the UC San Diego Rady School of Management. The study highlights the $33 billion of direct spending tied to the region’s defense industry...

Episode 14 | Retired Navy SEAL Leads Asymmetrical Evolution Workshops for Students

Ed Hiner, a retired Navy SEAL with a storied 20-year career, chats about his work with underrepresented youth through his company, Asymmetrical Evolution. Hiner, a best-selling author, talks about his E3 Workshops for students.

Episode 13 | National University Shines as Military Friendly College

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Dr. Nancy Rohland-Heinrich, Senior Vice President, External Relations at National University, to discuss the university’s mission of providing a flexible, quality education for the military community. Rohland-Heinrich talks about National University’s military roots as it...

Episode 12 | Zero8Hundred Helps Ease Service Members’ Transition into Civilian Life

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Stephanie Kiesel, CEO of zero8hundred, to chat about the organization’s mission to connect service members to programs that suit their specific needs as they transition into civilian life. Balmert discusses the October 13 roll-out of...

Episode 11 | California Defense Alliance Serves Those Who Serve Us

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Gene Fisher, Co-Chair of the California Defense Communities Alliance (CDCA) to discuss CDCA’s mission and key initiatives. Balmert discusses the October 22 roll-out of the annual San Diego Military Economic Impact Study.

Episode 10 | Always Looking to the Future, Armed Services YMCA Stays Operational Serving Families Despite COVID19

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, and Drew Schlosberg, President of DS Studio, are joined by Tim Ney, Executive Director of Armed Services YMCA San Diego. Ney discusses the YMCA’s mission to serve active duty military and their families. Ney talks about the YMCA’s...

Episode 9 | Foundation Goes Global With Worldwide Virtual Hiring Symposium

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Ted Hacker, Co-Founder of the American Freedom Foundation, and his colleague, SMA (Ret.) Jack Tilley, the 12th Sergeant Major of the Army, to talk about the Foundation’s virtual “Warriors to Workforce Summit” on September 16-17....

Episode 8 | USO San Diego Serves Hundreds of Thousands Active Duty Military and Their Families

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Ashley Camac, Executive Director of USO San Diego, to talk about the hundreds of thousands of active duty military and their families the USO serves annually through its myriad programs and services. Balmert discusses the SDMAC Achievement Awards, which was “live” streamed on September 2. Balmert highlights SDMAC member, USO San Diego.

Episode 7 | Leadership Experience Guides Former Navy SEAL to Launch “The Curiosity Mission”

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Ed Hiner, President of Asymmetrical Evolution and Co-Founder of The Curiosity Mission, to chat about leadership skills Balmert and Hiner employed during their Navy careers: Balmert as a Rear Admiral and Hiner as a Navy SEAL. Hiner discusses his Asymmetrical Evolution curriculum. Balmert talks about upcoming SDMAC webinars, and the SDMAC Achievement Awards, which will be “live” streamed on September 2. Balmert highlights SDMAC member, Northrup Grumman.

Episode 6 | Coalition Impacts Thousands of San Diego Veterans Annually

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Ron Stark, President of the San Diego Veterans Coalition. Stark talks about the Coalition’s massive reach and it’s far-reaching impact due to it’s vast volunteer network and wide-ranging services . Balmert chats about the SDMAC Achievement Awards, which will be held virtually as a “live” stream on September 2, along with the organization’s webinars. Balmert shouts out SDMAC member Navy Federal Credit Union for its longtime support.

Episode 5 | San Diego County OES “At The Ready” for All Emergencies

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Gary Johnston, Chief Resilience Officer for the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services (OES). Johnston discusses the myriad emergencies that OES is prepared to handle in partnership with our region’s first responders. Balmert talks about the SDMAC Achievement Awards, which will be held virtually as a “live” stream on September 2. Balmert also chats about the annual San Diego Military Economic Impact Study; SDMAC membe LevitZacks; and the stellar work of the USO and Armed Services YMCA in their outreach to military families.

Episode 4 | Special Missions Training Center Sharpens Coast Guard’s Tactical Operations

Episode 3 | Three States, Rivers, Lakes and the Pacific Ocean: Capt. Tim Barelli, Coast Guard Commander, San Diego Sector

AUGUST 1, 2020

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, and Charles Parisi, CEO of Cloudcast Media (filling in for vacationing Drew Schlosberg), are joined in studio by Capt. Tim Barelli, Commander, San Diego Sector, United States Coast Guard, to discuss the unique and multi-faceted role of the Coast Guard as a hybrid law enforcement and military agency. With responsibility for the safety, security and environmental protection of a territory ranging from Arizona, Southern Utah, and Southern Nevada to the maritime boundary with Mexico and extending another 200 miles offshore, Capt. Barelli shares how his lean and highly focused San Diego Sector team covers such a vast geographical area.

Episode 2 | Retired Navy SEAL Legend Fulfills “The Promise” With Education Company | Ed Hiner, Asymmetrical Evolution

JULY 21, 2020

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, and Charles Parisi, CEO of Cloudcast Media (filling in for vacationing Drew Schlosberg), are joined in studio by retired Navy SEAL Lt. Commander Ed Hiner to discuss the promise and purpose behind Asymmetrical Evolution, his education company offering the “PhD, ME” degree to high school students. From self-leadership and personal accountability to habitudes and discipline, Ed’s SEALpreneurship program has it all. You’ll also listen to Mark and Ed discuss mission and mustangs!

Former San Diego “Navy Mayor” Now Leads Navy Installations Command

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined VADM Yancy Lindsey, Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC). VADM Lindsey, the former San Diego “Navy Mayor,” talks about the mission of CNIC; his experience as Commander of the Navy Region Europe, Africa, Central Command; and his...

San Diego Organizations Champion Community Collaboration to Support Veterans and their Families

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of SDMAC, is joined by Ron Stark, President of the San Diego Veterans Coalition, and Kim Mitchell, President & CEO of Veterans Village of San Diego, to discuss how their respective organizations provide much-needed support to the hundreds of thousands of veterans and their families that reside in San Diego County.

Decorated Marine Veteran Actor Promotes Realistic Military Action in Hollywood Films; to Speak at Union-Tribune Successful Aging Expo on Nov 2

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Captain (Ret.) Dale Dye, an American actor and decorated Vietnam War marine, to talk about Dye’s Wounded Warriors organization that specializes in portraying realistic military action in Hollywood films. Dye will the keynote speaker at the Saturday, November 2 Veterans Program at the annual Union-Tribune “Successful Aging Expo” on Saturday, November 2. Balmert is joined by Jenn Jordan and Rachael Medlin of The Rosie Network to discuss the Network’s mission to build stronger military families through the development of entrepreneurial programs.

The Military Moves The Economy: Military impact on San Diego economy is deep, broad and growing

Mark Ballmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council and Andrew Dyer, Military Reporter for the Union Tribune, discuss the tremendous and growing impact of the military on the San Diego region. From civilian jobs and stationed soldiers to housing and NAVWAR, San Diego continues to capture military and defense industry investments. They also talk about the Miramar Air Show, the largest military air show in the United States, a source of great pride for San Diego and the military.

“Courage to Call” is Laser-Beamed on Mental Well-Being of Veterans and Active Duty Personnel

Christina Harner, Program Manager for Courage to Call, a program of Mental Health Systems, talks about her organization’s mission to improve mental wellness for Veterans, Active Duty and Reservists. Harner is joined by Mark Balmert, Executive Director of SDMAC, to discuss the October 10 rollout of the annual San Diego Military Economic Impact Study and the October 23 SDMAC Breakfast. Both Balmert and Harner chat about their organizations’ involvement in the November 2, Union-Tribune “Successful Aging Expo” Veterans Program.

New Events Highlight San Diego Fleet Week Activities

Larry Blumberg, Executive Director of Fleek Week San Diego, discusses an array of new events that will highlight San Diego’s annual Fleet Week activities, slated to run from November 4 to 12.

SEAL Team Command Relieved of Duty Rocks Elite Unit

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Andrew Dyer, Union-Tribune Military Reporter, to talk about Dyer’s story about the command triad of SEAL Team 7 being relieved of duty due to loss of confidence after platoon kicked out of Iraq. Dyer chats about other to military news story.

Chairman of Port Commission to Highlight Upcoming SDMAC Breakfast

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, talks about the September 18 SDMAC Breakfast that will feature Garry Bonelli, Chairman of the San Diego Port Commission, as the keynote speaker. Acting Assistant Secretary of Navy Lucian Niemeyer will follow Bonelli as the keynote speaker at the October 23 SDMAC Breakfast.

Encroachment Issues and Housing Shortage Provide Challenges for San Diego Region Military

Earl Wederbrook, Past President of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, discusses encroachment issues and how it could compromise the ability for the military to train in our region. Wederbrook talks about the housing shortage for incoming military personnel and effects of younger active duty members and their families. Wederbrook then chats about highlights from last week’s SDMAC Breakfast keynote speaker.

FBI: Cyber Attacks to Businesses Connected to the Military Grow Significantly

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, discusses his organization’s involvement in an FBI symposium on the growing number of cyber attacks to businesses that work with our military. Balmert talks about the recent California Summit in California.

San Diego Region Expects Influx of 20,000 Military Personnel by 2025

Terry Magee, Past President of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) and current SDMAC Board member, talks about the affordable housing and day care challenges the facing the 20,000 service men and women who will be coming to our region between now and 2025. Magee discusses the 2019 San Diego Military Economic Impact Study that will roll out on October 10.

Covering the Military: A Journalist’s View

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), is joined by Andrew Dyer, military reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune, to discuss Dyer’s high profile military coverage, including the recent trial of Navy Seal Ed Gallagher.

Commander of 1st Marine Division to speak at SDMAC Breakfast

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), discusses the August SDMAC Breakfast featuring MAJGEN Castellvi, Commander of the 1st Marine Division, and upcoming California Military Summit.

How Serious is China’s IP and Tech Theft?

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), discusses highlights from the July 17 SDMAC Breakfast featuring RADM Cedric Pringle, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 3. Balmert is joined by Joshua Philipp, a Senior Investigative Reporter for The Epoch Times, to chat about China’s efforts to reach global dominance through subversive means.

Highlighting The Naval Information Warfare Systems Command

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), discusses upcoming SDMAC Breakfast speakers on July 21 and August 21; and the October rollout of the annual SDMAC-sponsored San Diego Military Economic Impact Study that will highlight the economic footprint of Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, formerly known as SPAWAR. (July 9th) 

Propel San Diego and DIV Grants

Program Manager of Propel San Diego for the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), discusses the mission of Propel San Diego and recipients of the DivX grants.

Propel Manager talks about the honorees of the June 13 SDMAC Achievement Awards; the June 26 Coast Guard “Change of Command” ceremony; the June 27 SDMAC Breakfast, featuring RADM Dr. Forrest Faison, the nation’s Navy Surgeon General.

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SDMAC Achievement Awards – June 13

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), discusses the honorees of the June 13 SDMAC Achievement Awards; the June 26 Coast Guard “Change of Command” ceremony; the June 27 SDMAC Breakfast, featuring RADM Dr. Forrest Faison, the nation’s Navy Surgeon General; SDMAC volunteer opportunities; and the CA Assembly Bill regarding the taxing of retired veterans’ income.

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June is bringing RADM Dr. Forrest Faison, Achievement Awards, and Coast Guard Change of Command

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), discusses the honorees of the June 13 SDMAC Achievement Awards; the June 26 Coast Guard “Change of Command” ceremony; the June 27 SDMAC Breakfast, featuring RADM Dr. Forrest Faison, the nation’s Navy Surgeon General; and upcoming featured speakers at SDMAC Breakfasts in July and August.

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Unmanned Systems Support Military, Commercial, and Research Projects

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), discusses the honorees of the June 13 SDMAC Achievement Awards and the June 27 SDMAC Breakfast, featuring RADM Dr. Forrest Faison, the nation’s Navy Surgeon General.

Balmert is joined by Eric Patten, President & CEO of Ocean Aero, a recipient of a DIVx grant, to talk about the increased use of unmanned systems and the company’s role it plays in commercial and scientific research markets.

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