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We believe that everyone who has served our country should know about and understand how to use their hard-earned VA home loan benefit.

We Are Aligned Mortgage San Diego

Aligned Mortgage of California stood up its first of many branches here in San Diego, CA in July of 2019.  Founding Partners Tony Dias and Chris Cano brought Derek Barksdale in as their third managing partner in order to serve more Veterans and Active Duty Service Members in need. Derek Barksdale met Tony Dias and Chris Cano back in 2014 when they came out to take over the Veteran’s United Branch in San Diego and were looking at meeting brokers in in the veteran real estate space who they could work with. These 3 men all had the same values and vision to serve veterans. Derek’s Realty Brokerage Military Mutual started a great relationship working with the Loan Officers at Veterans United and there was amazing synergy. We closed well over 100 veteran families over the following years.


“If we had a Derek Barksdale we could start tomorrow.”  – Tony Dias, Steward of Aligned Mortgage

A native of Oakland, CA., Barksdale enlisted as an E-1 in 1989, and nine pay-grades later, retired in 2011, as a naval officer designated as Force Protection Officer (FPO) in the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) community.

Transitioning from his military career, Barksdale served over four years as a senior government service employee, directing the operations for over 350 civilian and military personnel, ensuring their personal and professional success was incorporated into the planning, managing, and evaluation of daily routines.

A native of Oakland, CA., Barksdale enlisted as an E-1 in 1989, and nine pay-grades later, retired in 2011, as a naval officer designated as Force Protection Officer (FPO) in the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) community.

Transitioning from his military career, Barksdale served over four years as a senior government service employee, directing the operations for over 350 civilian and military personnel, ensuring their personal and professional success was incorporated into the planning, managing, and evaluation of daily routines.

Over his career Barksdale has served as the FPO and/or Training Officer onboard aircraft carriers, major installations, expeditionary squadrons and staff commands overseeing the law enforcement, physical security, weapons and public safety programs for up to 10,000 personnel at a time, ensuring force protection for well over 100,000 personnel; to include dignitaries, VIPs and High Value Assets critical to maintaining national defense.

Derek Jumped Onboard With Aligned Mortgage And The Rest Is History.

Derek was golfing by himself and recalls being on the 5th hole at Steele Canyon Golf Course; seeing how much growth Aligned Mortgage in Hawaii and San Antonio had achieved in such a short period of time and decided to call Tony from the golf course and to see if Aligned was coming to San Diego. He said they definitely had plans to do so, but it was important for them to have local leadership in place with someone who they could trust and is loyal. From Tony Dias words, “If we had a Derek Barksdale we could start tomorrow.” With very little hesitation Derek took only 30 seconds to jump on board and the rest is history.

Chris Cano flew out days later and we the Managing Partner of Aligned Mortgage drew up a plan, he started making calls and meeting with LO’s he knew from the past and with only 3 Loan Officers and 1 processor, Aligned Mortgage of San Diego came to fruition.

Learn the truth about your VA home loan benefit.

Our top priority is to educate and empower military members and Veterans about the VA Home Loan Benefit. We aim to assist every Veteran in owning a piece of the land they helped defend. Every month, we host free seminars at our varios locations.

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Our mission is to aggressively serve veterans and their families through education and facilitation of the VA Home Loan Benefit while advocating for our local military and veteran community.