Corbin retires from U.S. Army

Henry County High School graduate Lt. Col. Michael R. Corbin talks at his retirement ceremony. Corbin retired from the Army May 30 in Fort Gordon in Georgia.

Lt. Col. Michael R. Corbin retired from the U.S. Army at a ceremony on May 30 at Fort Gordon in Georgia.

He is a 1986 graduate of Henry County High School.

Corbin is a certified emergency room and intensive care unit nurse who plans to stay in Georgia following retirement, hopefully to pursue a career in medical administration.

He moved to Paris when he was nine and earned his Eagle Scout title here as a boy, graduating high school at HCHS and then attending Mississippi State University to earn a bachelor’s degree in forestry in 1991.

He enlisted as a medic and in 1999, earned a second bachelor’s degree, this time in nursing from Murray State University. He received an ROTC commission there and re-entered active duty upon graduation.

Corbin earned a master’s degree in health administration from the Army-Baylor Program in 2011.

He earned many awards and decorations during his time with the Army, including the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal for Service and Achievement, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, and more.

Corbin served in numerous positions with the Army, including four deployments.

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