Dan Corbin was born and raised on a dairy and hog farm in northwestern Illinois. In high school, he served as class president and president of the student council. After graduating from high school, he joined the Army Security Agency and attended basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. After completing 6 months of Spanish Language Studies at the Defense Language Institute (DLI) at the Presidio of Monterey, California, Corbin worked as a Spanish Linguist in the Panama Canal Zone achieving the rank of Specialist Five.
Corbin then attended Engineer Officer Candidate School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, graduating second in his class and receiving a commission in Military Intelligence. After attending 8 months of Vietnamese Language School at DLI in El Paso, Texas, Jungle Expert training in the Panama Canal Zone and several military intelligence schools, Corbin served a tour in Viet Nam working in the G-2 section of the 101st Airborne Division.
After his tour in Viet Nam, Corbin was assigned to the G2 Section, III Corps and Fort Hood in December 1971, where he worked for 2 years while attending Central Texas College in the evening. In January 1974, Captain Corbin was assigned to the University of Illinois, where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Accountancy (with high honors) and a Master of Accounting Science in January of 1976. He passed the CPA examination in May of 1975.
After attending the Military Intelligence Officer’s Advanced Course at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Corbin served 4 years as an Electronic Warfare Test Officer at the TRADOC Combined Arms Tests Activity (now Operational Test Command) at West Fort Hood. He left active duty when his service obligation ended. During his time in the Army, he earned the Meritorious Service Medal, 2 Bronze Stars and 3 Army Commendation Medals. Corbin continued to serve in the US Army Reserves commanding the 900th Military Intelligence Company in Austin and the 344th Military Intelligence Detachment in Waco. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College.
Corbin was licensed as a CPA in 1980 and attended the University of Texas School of Law from August of 1980 to December of 1982, receiving a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. He practiced law in Killeen from 1983 through 1986. From 1987 to 1992 he taught accounting at Central Texas College and was Department Chairman of the Legal Assistants program.
Corbin returned to the full time practice of law in 1992. He is board certified in Family Law and Consumer Bankruptcy Law and keeps his CPA license current. He has served on the Advertising Review Committee of the State Bar of Texas and as President of the Bell County Bar Association. He is also a member of the College of the State Bar and the Family Law Foundation.
Corbin has served as President of the Temple Sunrise Rotary Club and President of the Copperas Cove Lions Club. He has served on the Boards of the Metroplex Hospital Foundation and Families in Crisis. He has been a member of Central Christian Church in Killeen since 1978 and has served as a Church Trustee.
Corbin has been very active in veterans organizations. He is a life member of AMVETs, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He has served as the President of the local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Commander of American Legion Post 223, and Chairman of the Fort Hood Area Veterans Advisory Committee. Since 2007, Corbin has served as the State Judge Advocate of the American Legion.
Corbin served on the Killeen Planning and Zoning Commission in the mid- 80's. He was elected to the Killeen City Council in 2003 and re-elected in 2005. Since leaving the City Council, he has continued to serve on the City of Killeen Water, Sewer and Drainage Committee.
Dan is married to the former Linda Yoho of Copperas Cove. They have 4 daughters, 7 grandchildren, and a beloved dachshund named Solo.