Rear Adm. Rich Correll is a 1986 graduate of Rose Hulman Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He also holds a Master’s in International Strategic Studies from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
His command assignments include command of USS Topeka (SSN 754); Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 11, San Diego, California; and Submarine Group 7, Yokosuka, Japan. He also served at sea onboard the USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730), USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709) and USS Buffalo (SSN 715).
His staff assignments include duty at U.S. Fleet Forces Command as 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 July 2018, he assumed his current duties as the director, Plans and Policy, J5, U.S. Strategic Command. He is responsible for the development and implementation of national security policy and guidance, military strategy and guidance, space and weapons employment policy and concepts and joint doctrine as they apply to the execution of the command’s global mission.
Correll served on Navy teams that have been awarded the Naval Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation and Battle Efficiency E Awards.