Mission: San Diego Military

Hosted ByDrew Schlosberg

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.

All Episodes

Ep 53| Military Contributions We Can’t Live Without

RADM (Ret.) Mark Balmert, President and CEO of San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Charles Parisi, CEO and Founder of Cloudcast Media, to talk about the hundreds of contributions the military has made to everyday life. Balmert and Parisi highlight the upcoming 20-part 9/11 podcast series.

Episode 52 | Army Combat Veteran Turned Country Music Artist Honors Those Lost in 9/11 Attack with Never Forgotten Music Video

Ryan Weaver, a U.S. Army Combat Veteran, and two-time Gold Star family member discusseshis transition to become a popular country artist and songwriter. Weaver chats about his singleand music video, Never Forgotten, written and performed to honor those lost on 9/11. In thevideo, Rich Weaver, an NYPD detective, shares...

Ep 51| SDMAC Resumes In-Person Breakfasts with Military Leaders

Mark Balmert, President and CEO of San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) and co-host of “Mission: San Diego Military” show goes from co-host to interviewee to chat about how SDMAC has successfully navigated through the rough waters of the pandemic. He discusses the return of the in-person SDMAC Breakfasts,...

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...