Corrick, Max, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Service Branch
Band Leader
Last Primary NEC
643X-Limited Duty Officer - Bandmaster
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1960-1965, 643X, United States Navy Band
Service Years
1939 - 1965
Band Leader
Lieutenant Commander

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Contact Info
Home Town
Boone, Iowa
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Dec 06, 1965
Location of Interment
U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Golden Dragon LDO/CWO

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Navy Musicians Association
  1995, Navy Musicians Association

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

LCdr Max Edward Corrick, USN
11th USNA Bandmaster, Leader of the U.S. Navy Band, died on active duty

In April 1955 Max Corrick became the 11th Leader of the band.  Born in Boone, Iowa in 1919, he enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and served as a cornet instrumentalist and then assistant leader in the Pacific area until 1943.  He also served as Leader of a Navy Unit Band and as an instructor at the U.S. Naval School of Music and was appointed Warrant Officer in 1951.  Mr. Corrick was transferred to the U.S. Naval Academy Band in 1954 and after his appointment as Leader, was promoted to Lieutenant Commander in October 1957.

Mr. Corrick died in December of 1965 while serving as Leader of the band, and is buried in the Naval Academy Cemetery.  He was 46.  Upon Bandmaster Corrick's death in 1965, the policy governing assignment of band officers to the Naval Academy Band was changed. Officers would no longer be assigned on a permanent duty, non-rotational status. It was felt that the influence of "Fleet Leadership" would be beneficial to the organization.  Since 1966, leadership of the band has been determined by the Bureau of Naval Personnel.

In the first 113 years of the (USNA) band, only 11 different men were assigned as leaders.  It took only 27 years to get 11 more.

Other Comments:

Membership included: 
Director, U.S. Naval Academy Band, Annapolis, Maryland
Elected ABA 1958; Resigned 1962.

Mr. Corrick was a member of the Executive Department at the United States Naval Academy as the USNA Band Leader. 

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1939, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
HQ, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)(MU) Musician A SchoolPacific Fleet  Ceremonial BandFormal Schools and Training Courses
Navy School of Music (Staff) Virginia Beach, VAUnited States Naval Academy BandUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)United States Navy Band
  1939-1939, HQ, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1939-1939, MU-3806, (MU) Musician A School
  1941-1943, Pacific Fleet Ceremonial Band
  1943-1944, MU-3851, Senior Musician School
  1949-1951, MU-9502, Navy School of Music (Staff) Virginia Beach, VA
  1951-1954, 643X, Navy School of Music (Staff) Virginia Beach, VA
  1955-1957, 643X, United States Naval Academy Band
  1957-1965, 643X, United States Naval Academy Band
  1960-1965, 643X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1960-1965, 643X, United States Navy Band
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Colleges Attended 
Iowa State University
  1937-1939, Iowa State University1
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 06, 1965, LCdr Max Corrick, USNA Bandmaster
  Dec 06, 1965, General Photos1
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