Captain Corrie Mays
Captain Corrie Mays is a native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and graduated from Barnstable High School in 1998, where she lettered in lacrosse and field hockey. She attended the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences degree in Environmental Economics and Management in 2003. Corrie was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps through Officer Candidate School in October 2006, reported to The Basic School at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia in January 2007, and completed training in July 2007.
Corrie then reported to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida, for Aviation Pre-Flight Indoctrination and completed Naval Flight Officer Training in the T-6 Texan, T-1 Jayhawk, T-39 Saberliner, and the T-45 Goshawk. She received her wings of gold in November 2009.
Corrie then reported to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 (VMFAT-101), the “Sharpshooters,” at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, California, for initial training in the F/A-18 Hornet. She then reported to Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 225 (VMFA(AW)-225), the “Vikings,” at MCAS Miramar in October 2011, where she served as a Weapons Systems Officer, Airframes Division Officer and Ground Safety Officer. While assigned to VMFA(AW)-225, Corrie completed one Unit Deployment Program to the Western Pacific Area of Operation (AO) and one combat deployment to the Middle East AO. She also served as the Air Watch Officer for 1st Marine Division (Forward), and participated in many exercises around the world, including RIMPAC in Hawaii, the joint force exercise Valiant Shield in the Western Pacific, and many multinational exercises in the Middle Eastern AO.
Corrie was selected for the United States Navy Blue Angels in July 2014 and joined the team in September 2014 as Blue Angel #8, where she served as the Events Coordinator and Squadron Naval Flight Officer. Not only was she one of the few to represent the United States Marine Corps, she was responsible for coordinating all Blue Angel related items for 130 flight demonstrations, multiple high visibility flyovers including Super Bowl 50, and planning over 350 community events across the country. She has accumulated nearly 1,000 flight hours and earned various unit and personal awards.