|Commander Colin A. Corridan
Chief Staff Officer
Cmdr. Colin A. Corridan a native of Springfield, Massachusetts graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1999 with a degree in marine transportation and subsequently received his commission and U.S. Coast Guard third mates license for open ocean and unlimited tonnage. He holds a Master of Arts in human relations from the University of Oklahoma. He is also a 2012 Graduate of the Naval War College, earning a Master of Arts in national security and strategic studies.
His assignments at sea include combat information center officer and main propulsion division officer on USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52); training officer on USS Curtis (FFG 38); and engineering officer on USS Rushmore (LSD 47). He served as the propulsion type deputy for diesel at Engineering Assessments Pacific. He most recently completed a tour as executive officer for Littoral Combat Ship Crew 111. During these operational tours, he completed four Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf deployments, including participating in Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.
Ashore, Corridan served Commander, U.S. Naval Activities Spain as the protocol officer. He was a member of the U.S. Forces Iraq Staff in Baghdad serving as the executive officer to the deputy director of the J9 strategic effects directorate. On his last tour, he served as the deputy director for trainers and simulations directorate at the Surface Warfare Officers School.
His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various unit and campaign awards.