Supporting Our Military with SDMAC

Air Force Veteran Shares Motivation to Become Author

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), is joined by Air Force veteran and author Robert Owens to chat about Owens’ book, Beyond Average. Balmert discusses the annual SDMAC Achievement Awards, and recent articles by Union-Tribune military reporter, Andrew Dyer.

STEP Builds Financial Self- Sufficiency Among Active Duty Military and Veterans

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Tony Teravainen, CEO of Support The Enlisted Project (STEP), and Laura White, STEP’s Director of Development and Community Engagement, to discuss STEP’s mission to build financial self-sufficiency among military and veteran families facing financial hardship. Teravainen and White talk about how STEP is adjusting to COVID-19 and how the community can support military families during these tumultuous times.

Annual San Diego Military Economic Impact Report Work Begins

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Andrew Dyer, Military Reporter from The San Diego Union-Tribune, to chat about SDMAC’s partnership with the Rady School of Management to produce the 2020 San Diego Military Economic Impact Study (SDMEIS). The military is by far the largest economic cluster in the San Diego Region, doubling the economic impact of the number two cluster: Travel and entertainment. Balmert and Dyer discuss the latest military news of the region.

San Diego-Based USS Mercy Arrives in L.A. to Support Hospitals Battling COVID-19

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Andrew Dyer, Military Reporter from The San Diego Union-Tribune, to chat about the efforts of Navy hospital ships, such as the San Diego-based USS Mercy, to support hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. Balmert and Dyer discuss the latest news emanating from the USS Theodore Roosevelt, along with the status of upcoming SDMAC events.

Military Balances National Security With COVID-19 Pandemic Issues

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Andrew Dyer, Military Reporter from The San Diego Union-Tribune, discuss Dyer’s front page story in yesterday’s newspaper describing the challenges facing the military in balancing national security with COVID-19 issues.

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.