William Oblak received a NROTC scholarship as a Marine option out of high
school to Pennsylvania State University in 2007. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in
Earth Science and a minor in Watershed Management. He commissioned on 13 M ay
2011 as a Second Lieutenant. He
immediately received orders and reported to The Basic School in May, with
Company E. There he received the MOS
0302 and reported to Infantry Officer’s Course in January of 2012.
completion of MOS school, Second Lieutenant Oblak reported to 2d Battalion, 2d
Marines in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
He served as a Platoon Commander with Company E during the Battalion’s
deployment as Black Sea Rotational Force (BSRF)-13 to Permanent Forward
Operating Station (PFOS) Mihail Kogaliceanu (MK), Romania. He was promoted in May of 2013 to First
return from the deployment in October of 2013, he assumed the billet of Company
Executive Officer. He received orders to
Winter Mountain Leader’s Course in January of 2014 and graduated in February as
a Winter Mountain Leader. In July, First
Lieutenant Oblak was assigned as a Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Team
Leader as part of SPMAGTF-Crisis Response Africa 14.2. He executed two separate missions to Burkina Faso
and Cameroon Africa, focused on Non-Leather Weapons Systems and Basic Infantry
Skills. After both TSC missions, First
Lieutenant Oblak assumed the role of Headquarters and Service Company Commander
Forward for five months, a part of SPMAGTF-Crisis Response/BSRF 14.2A, at PFOS
MK, Romania. He received orders to
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC and reported on 4 May 2015.
arriving at Parris Island, First Lieutenant Oblak attending Series Commander
Course 6-16. Upon graduating he was assigned as a Series Commander for 3 cycles
with Fox Company, Lead Series. He was promoted to Captain on 1 October 2015. Captain
Oblak took command of Echo Company in the summer of 2016 and completed 3 cycles.
On April 14, 2017, after relinquishing command, he reported to Drill Instructor
School as the Assistant Director. Captain Oblak then reported the Train the
Trainer School in Camp Johnson, North Carolina for Curriculum Developer Course
and Instructor Development Course on 28 April to 25 May.
Oblak completed Expeditionary Warfighting School Non Resident in January
2017. His decorations include the Navy
and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War
on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with one bronze star.
Oblak’s is married to the former India Towers.