I’m Craig Mayville, a former Marine Sgt. and CH-53D crew chief and mechanic with the Ugly Angels of HMH-362. I was in from October 2001 to October 2006, and worked on Marine CH-53Es on NAS North Island for nearly six years. I’ve continued to gain an appreciation for my Marine Corps experience, especially the relationships I formed while I was in. I decided in late 2014 that I wanted to directly contribute to the wellbeing of other veterans (and active duty military), given the elevated risk that many of us are at with adjusting to civilian life, and depression and suicide.
My goals are to – with your help – spread awareness of the human experience as veterans by giving you the opportunity to say exactly what you’ve gone through, what helps keep you moving forward and offer encouragement to our fellow veterans. I am determined to make a career out of this, and look forward to public speaking engagements and partnerships with other veterans’ support organizations.
This details my purpose for the podcast and some of my background, which I will add to in the future.