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Randy Bogle

Executive Director, San Diego Military Advisory Council

Randy Bogle, the executive director of the Military Advisory Council, serves on many civic and nonprofit groups. After retiring from a Navy career that included stints as a naval aviator and a post at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Bogle joined D.P. Associates, which provided courseware to Naval and Marine units. In 2004, DPA was acquired by L-3 Communications.

ALMA MATER: U.S. Naval Academy

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT: San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Board; San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. Board; National City Chamber of Commerce Board; San Diego Bowl Game Association Board; San Diego Eagle Scout Board of Review; U.S. Naval Academy Foundation Athletic and Scholarship Board of Trustees

HOBBY: College sports, especially Navy football.

BUSINESS ADVICE: “Never wrestle with a pig; the pig likes it and you both get dirty!”