Mission San Diedo Military

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 was founded nearly 50 years ago by U.S. Navy Captain David Chigos. Balmert chats about the upcoming release of the San Diego Military Economic Impact Study and its live stream event on Tuesday, October 13.

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 the annual San Diego Military Economic Impact Study, as well as SDMAC’s involvement with zero8hundred. zero8hundred website: www.zero8hundred.org

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 unwavering ability to serve families throughout the COVID – 19 epidemic, managing to not shut their doors for even a single day. Ney chats about the YMCA’s Horse of the Sun Ranch and upcoming Matching Gift Campaign. Balmert discusses the annual San Diego Military Economic Impact Study and its October 14 launch, as well SDMAC member, Glorietta Bay Inn.

San Diego Military Advisory Council: www.sdmac.org
Armed Services YMCA: https://www.asymca.org/san-diego-home;
Horse of the Sun Ranch: https://www.asymca.org/horseofthesun-san-diego;
Armed Services YMCA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASYSandiego/

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. Balmert discusses last week’s SDMAC Achievement Awards and the 2020 San Diego Military Economic Impact Study. Balmert highlights SDMAC member, Mitsubishi Cement Corporation.

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.