Lieutenant Commander Mark K. Corbliss, a native of Jersey City, NJ is currently Director, U.S. Fleet Forces Band. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Frostburg State College in Western Maryland. From 1985 to 1990 he served as a Music Educator in the Maryland and West Virginia secondary school system. He enlisted in the Navy in 1990 as a French Horn Instrumentalist, graduated from the School of Music Basic Course, and served in Navy Band San Diego, Pacific Fleet Band, Pearl Harbor HI, School of Music Section Leader Course, Navy Band Southwest, the Enlisted Band Leader Course, and Navy Band Mid-South, Millington, TN. Over a 12-year period, he rose through the enlisted ranks to Chief Petty Officer and was commissioned as a Naval Officer on the 1st of October 2002.
After attending Officer Training in Pensacola, FL, LCDR Corbliss was assigned as a member of the PERS-6 Flag Admin Staff and then took over as liaison with Commander Navy Recruiting Command as the Navy Music Program’s Music for Recruiting coordinator.
For his next assignments in the Norfolk, VA area, he was attached to the School of Music as Director, Navy Band Fleet Support Unit/Training Support Officer and Training Officer, respectively. He was subsequently assigned as Director, Navy Band Southwest from January 2009 – December 2011 and Navy Band Southeast from January 2012 – July 2014. LCDR Corbliss has been married to his wife Pamela for 25 years and they have six wonderful children.
LCDR Corbliss's personal awards include: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards), Meritorious Unit Commendation (3 awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal (3 awards), National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.