A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Captain Correll received a commission from the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps after earning a Mechanical Engineering degree from Duke University.
He conducted multiple tours after training in Navy Diving/Salvage and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), including aboard USS SAFEGUARD at sea and leading EOD Detachments and Task Units at sea and ashore in FIFTH, SIXTH and SEVENTH Fleet areas of responsibility.
He served as Executive Officer of EOD Mobile Unit FIVE in Guam and commanded EOD Training and Evaluation Unit ONE in San Diego, CA. Operational Staff deployments include Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, SEVENTH Fleet, ENTERPRISE Battle Group, and WASP Amphibious Ready Group. Joint assignments include the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the Joint Improvised-threat Defeat Organization, and the Joint Staff as Executive Assistant for the Director, Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell.
Captain Correll is a Joint Qualified Officer, a Navy EOD and Diving Officer, a Surface Warfare and EOOW qualified officer, a Military Freefall Parachutist, a Master Training Specialist, and a graduate of the National Defense University and Senior Acquisition Course.