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72nd Flag, General & Senior Officers Ball

July 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Our local military leaders do so much for our country and proudly represent San Diego’s great military legacy. Join us for the 72nd annual Flag Ball and enjoy the opportunity to meet with, recognize, and thank our service men and women for their commitment to our country. Plus, treat your clients, guests, or spouse to a festive night out with live music, a gourmet dinner and the opportunity to thank San Diego’s military community.

The evening will also feature a keynote address from White House Fellow and US Marine Corps Reserve Major, Katelyn van Dam, and CAPT Janessa Goldbeck.

Katelyn served over ten years in active duty including assignments in Afghanistan and counter-piracy operations in the Horn of Africa and Gulf of Aden. Her leadership in the military and as a civilian also earned her the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle Distinguished Woman of the Year in 2015.

Janessa is a San Diego native and currently serves as the Operations Officer with Facilities Maintenance Division at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Before earning her commission in the Marines, Janessa worked on communications and advocacy campaigns focusing on the intersection between national security, international development, human rights, and technology. She spent time on Capitol Hill, in Africa, and at the Pentagon. She earned her commission in 2012, and after being promoted to the rank of Captain, she was deployed with the Black Sea Rotational Force and Marine Rotational Forces – Europe, with marines and sailors, split between Romania and Norway. Her company provided combat service support of ten NATO exercises in seven countries.

For a recap of our 2016 event, watch the highlight video here.

Event Details

Date: Friday, July 27, 2018

Time: 5:30 – Cocktail Reception
6:45 – Musical Presentation
7:00 – Opening Ceremony
7:15 – Dinner
7:45 – Program & Keynote
8:30 – Dancing

Location: The Pendry San Diego, 550 J St.

Parking: Limited valet parking will be available for $20 per vehicle. Because there is a Padres game downtown that evening, parking downtown may be challenging. We’re also encouraging attendees to utilize ride-share opportunities.

Event Contact: Lisa Kelley  |  619-544-1343  |

Registration Cost

Individual Tickets: $175

Couples: $300

Bronze Table of 10: $2,500

More sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here for details, or contact Sherman Stocker at or 619-544-1354.


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Corporate Sponsors:

Wells Fargo


Online registration is now closed. With questions, please email Lisa Kelley:


July 27, 2018
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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The Pendry Hotel
550 J St.
San Diego, 92101 United States
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