Tony L. Corwin


Major General Tony Corwin, USMC (Ret.), assists clients with government relations matters related to the defense industry and national security. General Corwin’s areas of experience include: 

  • authorizations and appropriations
  • legislation
  • government business
  • strategic planning

Prior to joining Blank Rome, General Corwin served as the Legislative Assistant to the Commandant and Director of Legislative Affairs for the United States Marine Corps (USMC). General Corwin spent seven years working with the United States Congress as the Corps' legislative liaison, interacting directly with both House and Senate authorizers and appropriators on the four Defense Committees. Prior to his work on Capitol Hill, General Corwin had the privilege to serve as the Commanding Officer for the 8th Marine Regiment at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Additionally, General Corwin spent three years in the Pentagon as Deputy Executive Secretary for the Secretary of Defense. In this role, he was responsible for the daily coordination of all action items for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Prior to his service in the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill, General Corwin spent the previous twenty years serving in a variety of command and staff assignments.  General Corwin was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1973 and has served at bases throughout the U.S.and abroad. In 1991, as the commanding officer of 2d Battalion, 8th Marines, he deployed the battalion as the ground combat element for the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Special Operations Capable, into northern Iraq during the first Gulf War. Additionally, he is a graduate of Amphibious Warfare School, Command and Staff College, and the National War College.


Professional Activities

General Corwin is active in the Marine Corps Association, the USMC Aviation Association, and the Navy League.



  • National War College, Maitrise (MA)
  • Command and Staff College, MA
  • East Central University, BS