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Deputy Commander

Vice Admiral Richard A. Correll

Vice Adm. Richard, (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 U.S. Strategic Command, director of Plans and Policy (J5), U.S. Fleet Forces Command, director of Joint 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.  His last assignment was on the staff of OPNAV N2/N6 as the Director of Strategic Integration where he was responsible for integration efforts involving intelligence and warfare systems requirements.  In December 2022, he assumed his current duties as the Deputy Commander U.S. Strategic Command.


Correll served on Navy teams that have been awarded the Naval Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation and Battle Efficiency E Awards.


(Current as of December 2022)