Both his parents are Chamorro and originally from Guam. His father was drafted into the U.S. Army and stationed in Hawaii on the island of Oahu, where Craig was born and raised, and graduated from high school. From there, Craig enlisted into active duty with the U.S. Air Force in 1990.
His 20 year military career was spent as a Financial Management and Accounting Specialist. His first duty station was at MacDill AFB, Florida where he spent his first three years as an accounts payable technician.
After graduating from Airman Leadership School in 1994, he transitioned into the Material Accounting department where he served as the Medical and Base Supply Accounting technician responsible for processing, validating, and reconciling financial reporting with actual inventory.
In 1997 he moved from Florida to California and was assigned to the Defense, Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) in San Bernardino, CA as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Materiel Accounting. In 2000 he left for Osan Air Base South Korea where he continued his career in Materiel Accounting.
In 2001, after serving his remote tour in South Korea, Craig was then assigned to Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona. There he served as the Accounting Liaison for the Civil Engineering Squadron and Wing Headquarters and Travel Accounting Specialist.
That year he became the Chief of Customer Support as a Technical Sergeant – a management position reserved for more senior enlisted members. During his time as the section chief, he developed a reorganization plan that combined two separate duty sections which reduced redundancy and improved overall processing time from 72 hours to 24. His efforts were recognized by the top Air Force Financial Manager out of Washington, D.C., who personally presented a coined to him during an installation site visit.
Craig retired from the Air Force in July 2010 after 20 years of active duty and moved to Guam in 2011 to return to his island, to learn more about his cultural roots, and trace his family lineage. While on Guam, he took time off from work to become a full-time student and completed a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, University College in June of 2014. After a short vacation, Craig re-entered the job market and was immediately recognized and hired by GPSI Guam.