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Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Eastern Recruiting Region

Parris Island, South Carolina
Assistant Director

Capt 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.   

Upon 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 Lieutenant.


Upon 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.  

After 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. 

Captain 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.

Captain Oblak’s is married to the former India Towers.