Meet the Musician
Lieutenant Commander Mark Corbliss,
Lieutenant Commander Mark K. Corbliss, a native of Jersey City, New Jersey, enlisted in the Navy in 1990 as a French horn instrumentalist. Upon graduation from the School of Music Basic Course, he served in Navy Band San Diego, followed by assignments to Pacific Fleet Band, Navy Band Southwest and Navy Band Mid-South. Over a 12-year period, he rose through the enlisted ranks to Chief Musician and was commissioned as a limited duty officer bandmaster in October 2002.
After attending Officer Training in Pensacola, Florida, 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. Following this assignment he was attached to the School of Music as director and to Navy Band Fleet Support Unit as both training support officer and training officer. He was subsequently assigned as director of Navy Band Southwest from January 2009 to December 2011 and Navy Band Southeast from January 2012 to July 2014, director of U.S. Fleet Forces Band from August 2014 to May 2015 and executive officer of the Naval School of Music from June 2015 to March 2016. He was assigned as executive officer of the United States Navy Band in April 2016.
Corbliss received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Frostburg (Maryland) State College and served as a music educator in the Maryland and West Virginia secondary school systems from 1985 to 1990. His military decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (7 awards) and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 Awards). He and his wife Pamela have been married for 25 years and have six wonderful children.