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President’s Message - December

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The San Diego Military Advisory Council was founded in 2004 by six community minded individuals who felt that the local military needed an organization with a single focus. The focus was to serve as a bridge between the community, local elected officials and others, and the military, so as to support the military and their business and other related (family) issues and to support the defense industry in our community.

Through our monthly breakfasts, speakers and other activities, we have sponsored some outstanding events and provided excellent venues to help communicate what is happening in the military and defense communities. SDMAC’s Annual Achievement Awards, however, is our hallmark event whereby we recognize businesses, organizations, and/or individuals that have distinguished themselves by going “above and beyond” in their support of the men and women in the military and their families.

This is the third year we have recognized a group of Achievement Award winners. Selecting the winners is a very arduous process due to the great quality of applicants we review. We hope that you enjoyed this year’s Achievement Awards’ activities and that you will continue to support these awardees as they support our men and women in uniform.

We all owe our military personnel and their families a debt of gratitude we can never repay. Their courage, commitment and sacrifice are inspiring. It is for them that SDMAC was formed and for them that the four organizations and one individual recognized at our recent Achievement Awards event work so hard. It is part of the American spirit, part of the patriotism that sets this nation apart, and part of what makes this such a great nation and San Diego such a great city.

It has been my honor to serve as your President for 2009. Together, we have achieved much this past year. I have greatly appreciated your support of SDMAC. I wish all of you a joyous holiday season and a prosperous 2010.

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