August 23, 2023


Admiral Baker Club House


8 am - 4 pm


Military - $10
Non-Military - $40

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

Join us for the 3rd Annual San Diego Military Summit to be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, from 8 am - 4 pm.

The 2023 San Diego Military Summit offers a wealth of insight from some of San Diego's most successful business leaders.

This all-day interactive Summit will bring together the military and business communities for a day of workshops, keynote speakers, exhibitors, and networking.

SD Military Summit has something for everyone - whether you are active duty, a veteran, or a family member. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with the San Diego business community.



Captain Dwight Clemons

Dwight "Woody" Clemons

Chief of Staff
Navy Region Southwest

Captain Clemons graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1996 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. After earning his Naval Flight Officer wings in 1997, he reported to VAQ-129 “Vikings” for training as an Electronic Countermeasures Officer (ECMO) in the EA-6B Prowler.

In 2020, Captain Clemons assumed duties as Naval Base Coronado Executive Officer, fleeting up as Commanding Officer in 2021.

Captain Clemons is currently assigned as Chief of Staff for Commander, Navy Region Southwest.

He accumulated over 2,600 flight hours and 650 carrier arrested landings in the EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G Growler. His decorations include the Legion of Merit (2), Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Strike/Flight Medal (2), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), and multiple unit, service, and campaign awards. Captain Clemons resides in Coronado, CA with his wonderful wife and two, lovely daughters. Read Full Bio


Brett Crozier

Brett Crozier,
Captain USN (retired)

Chief Operating Officer
Veterans Village of San Diego

Surf When You Can

As an expert in veteran challenges, Captain Brett E. Crozier, retired Navy veteran and Chief Operating Officer at Veterans Village of San Diego, will share insights on achieving a successful career transition through his personal transition story.

Drawing from his extensive military background and experience leading diverse organizations, Brett will highlight key factors in navigating the unknown.  Enriched by his deep understanding of military culture and the unique obstacles veterans face, Brett will empower Summit attendees with valuable strategies to navigate change confidently and pursue fulfilling professional paths, while maintaining the mindset “Surf When You Can. 


Chris Thorne

Chris Thorne
Chief Executive Officer
North San Diego Business Chamber

LinkedIn to Your Success

This workshop aims to empower Military Summit attendees with the knowledge and tools to leverage social media for building strong and meaningful connections.  Social media platforms can serve as powerful tools for networking, staying informed, and fostering professional relationships when utilized correctly. Chris will touch upon social media etiquette, emphasizing the importance of professionalism and respectful communication in the online sphere, along with best practices for personal branding and how to build a positive online presence.

After the opening keynote, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a variety of panel discussions throughout the day.

2023 Panels Include:

  • Importance of Networking and How to Do It (Virtual and Live)
  • Translating Military Skills to Civilian Workforce
  • Leadership and Communication in the Civilian World
  • Insights Into How a Company Hires
  • Your Resource Roadmap - Strategies for Success

Thank You to Our Partners

Presenting Partner

Lunch Partner

Corporate Partners

Supporting Partners

365 Connect San Diego
Catalent Pharma Solutions San Diego
Support the Enlisted Project (STEP)


San Diego Military Summit features 8 different sessions for attendees.


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See which businesses will be at San Diego Military Summit or register your company for an exhibit.

NSDBC Members - $150
Non-Members - $275


More Info & Registration

Strategy Team

SD Military Summit is made possible by a Strategy Team made up of leaders from around San Diego County. Each team member brought diverse thoughts, talent and time to insure the summit has relevant content and subject matter.


Meet the Team

Admission & Parking

Military - $10
(Active Duty, Veteran, Spouse/Family)

Non-Military - $40

Parking - Free

Admission includes coffee, lunch, exhibitors, networking, and all sessions.

Disclaimer: Portions of this program may be filmed and/or photographed. By attending, you consent to its unrestricted use, as deemed appropriate by North San Diego Business Chamber. Click here to see our complete Notice of Filming and Photography.