The San Diego Military Advisory Council has tapped Mark Balmert to be its new executive director, effective Oct. 1, following the retirement of current Executive Director Randy Bogle.

Balmert is a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral, and recently retired from BAE Systems Ship Repair San Diego. He is currently president of the SDMAC board.

SDMAC, founded in 2004, is a San Diego organization that brings military, elected officials, civic leaders and business leaders together. It publishes an annual report on the economic impact that the military has on the region.

Bogle, a retired Navy captain, has been executive director since late 2015.