Supporting Our Military with SDMAC

San Diego Military Advisory Council Charges on in Era of COVID-19

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, talks about the Council’s top priorities in the era of COVID-19.

COVID-19 and It’s Impact on San Diego’s Military

Andrew Dyer, Military Reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune, talks about the impact the COVID-19 virus has had on the San Diego military.

Advocating for Military Spouse Employment

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), talks about his trip to Sacramento to advocate for military spouse employment. Balmert chats about the March 18 SDMAC Breakfast, featuring Eric Greupner, President of Business Operations for the San Diego Padres.

West Coast’s Premier Naval Conference and Expo Hosts SDMAC Breakfast

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), talks about the West Coast’s Premier Naval Conference – WEST 2020 – which hosted today’s SDMAC Breakfast, featuring the Honorable Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment.

The Curiosity Mission and National Defense Education Program for STEM Outreach

Charles Parisi, a Co-Founder with Asymmetrical Evolution, talks about his organization’s vision to support the Department of Defense’s National Defense Education Program for STEM outreach through their emerging The Curiosity Mission. Parisi is joined by Robert Baizer, a former colleague of Parisi’s on the School of Entrepreneurship and Technology Board of Directors.

Honor Flight Celebrates 10 Years of Honoring WWII and Korean War Vets

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Council (SDMAC), is joined by Saundra Cima, a volunteer for Honor Flight San Diego, to talk about Honor Flight’s mission and its 10th Anniversary Celebration slated for Saturday, March 7 at the Del Mar Hilton. Balmert discusses upcoming SDMAC events.

Journalist Discusses His Road to Covering the San Diego Military for a Major Media Company

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Council (SDMAC), is joined by Andrew Dyer, military reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune, to talk about his path to becoming a journalist covering the military in the nation’s largest military port: San Diego.

Largest Maritime Conference to Partner with San Diego Military Advisory Council

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Council (SDMAC), talks about upcoming SDMAC Breakfast on March 3 that will be held in conjunction with the country’s largest maritime conference: WEST 2020 at the Convention Center.

Foundation Awards Academic Scholarships to Veterans Attending Local Colleges

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Council (SDMAC), is joined by Tom Caughlan, President of the SDMAC Foundation, to discuss academic scholarships awarded by the Foundation to veterans attending local colleges. Balmert talks about upcoming SDMAC Breakfast events, including the March 3 breakfast that will be held during the WEST 2020 conference at the Convention Center.

Coast Guard Admiral to Highlight Monthly Military Breakfast

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Council (SDMAC), talks about the upcoming SDMAC Breakfast, featuring RADM Peter Gautier, Eleventh District Commander of the U.S. Coast Guard, Balmert chats about the front page story in The San Diego Union-Tribune discussing the more than $2 billion economic boon the region will realize as there aircraft carriers will be home ported in San Diego within the year