Mission San Diedo Military

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

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Captain Paul Frantz, Commanding Officer, Special Missions Training Center for the U.S. Coast Guard, to talk about the wide-ranging mission of the Training Center. Balmert discusses SDMAC webinars; the SDMAC Achievement Awards; and SDMAC member, BAE Systems.

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

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.

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

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 goals as CNIC. Balmert discusses SDMAC projects in the COVID-19 era.