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How do you know when it’s the right time to tell your story? Each of us take unique paths along our personal and professional journeys and some of us travel roads that are harder than others.
Mark Fackler, an Iraq War veteran, thought he implemented his transition plan from Marine to teacher flawlessly until he was diagnosed with delayed-onset PTSD. Then his life fell apart.
After seeking help and undergoing therapy, Mark is happily married, a father to two children, and works at Phillips 66 in Houston, Texas.
Listen in as former Marine Sgt. Mark Fackler and his wife Angela share their story on Episode 132 of Hiring Our Heroes Sitrep podcast.
“They will always be my brothers.” – Mark Fackler
“Transition is the best word for it and it is constant.” – Angela Fackler
“These are the people that understand what you’re dealing with at work. They contact me and say ‘how are you doing?’ and do buddy checks and we do stuff together. It’s a great thing. It really is.” – Mark Fackler
“You definitely have to reach out. You can’t do it on your own. It’s worth it to connect with other people who understand what you’re going through.” – Angela Fackler
“You can have a lot (of medals) on your chest, but the biggest and most impressive thing is if you can reach out (for help), because when you do that’s when you are a true professional.” – Mark Fackler
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