Rear Adm. Richard A. Correll graduated from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He also holds a master’s degree in international strategic studies from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
He commanded USS Topeka (SSN 754) and Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 11 in San Diego. He also served on the USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730), USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709) and USS Buffalo (SSN 715).
His staff assignments include duty at the U.S. Fleet Forces Command as the director of Joint and Maritime Operations (N3), Strategic Systems Programs Headquarters, Naval Personnel Command, Naval Reactors Headquarters in the “Line Locker” and an assignment on the staff of the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the military assistant to the deputy under secretary of defense for strategy plans and forces and military assistant for the under secretary of defense for policy.
In August 2016, he assumed his current duties as commander, Submarine Group 7; commander, Task Force 74 in Yokosuka, Japan; and commander, Task Force 54 in Bahrain. His teams are responsible for undersea operations in both the U.S. Central and U.S. Pacific Commands, a combined area that spans from the International Dateline to the Suez Canal.
Correll served on Navy teams that have been awarded the Naval Unit Commendation, the Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Battle Efficiency E Awards.