Commander James Corbett assumed the duties of Executive Officer, Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown in July 2021.
Prior to reporting to Training Center Yorktown, Commander Corbett served as Coast Guard Sector New York’s Logistics Department Head and Commanding Officer of Military Personnel. During his tour at Sector New York he also served as Acting Deputy Sector Commander for an 8-month period. Prior to reporting to Sector New York, Commander Corbett was a FORCECOM Training Manager with oversight of all Civil and Naval Engineering Training Programs (2014 – 2018).
Commander Corbett’s previous tours include Deck Watch Officer aboard USCGC FORWARD (2002 – 2004), Executive Officer of CGC EDISTO (2004 – 2006), Command Duty Officer and Assistant Senior Watch Officer at the Coast Guard National Command Center in Washington, DC (2006 – 2009), Commanding Officer of CGC SAPELO (2009 – 2011). In 2011, CDR Corbett was selected for a two year DHS Fellowship and was assigned on detached duty from the USCG Office of Congressional Affairs to the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center as the Congressional Liaison Officer.
Commander Corbett is a 2002 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy where he received a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research with Computer Analysis. In 2013, CDR Corbett was selected for a graduate degree program through Boise State University with a focus in Human Performance Technology where he received his Master of Science degree. Commander Corbett also holds a Master of Art degree in Strategic Security Studies from the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University.
Commander Corbett’s awards include two Meritorious Service medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, one Coast Guard Achievement medal and one Commandant’s Letter of Commendation. Born near Detroit, his family re-located to Palm Harbor, FL where he attended high school and was accepted to the United States Coast Guard Academy. He graduated from the Academy in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Management and spent his first operational tour as a Deck Watch Officer onboard a 210-ft cutter, the DURABLE, in St. Petersburg, FL from 1998 to 2000.
Commander Corbett is married to the former Ms. Allison Elsaesser of Reston, VA and they share one son, Camden James.