Corey Malik was born and raised in Montgomery Alabama. He has a B.S. in Workforce Education from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, a M.A. in Organizational Management from The University of Phoenix and a Graduate Certification from Central Michigan University in Human Resource Administration and is presently working towards a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. He has served in the U.S. Navy and as an Adjunct Professor with Central Texas College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In 2010, he retired from the military and works for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Corey is a 32nd degree Mason and a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, he is married with three beautiful children.