Capt. Eric Correll is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. He received a commission from the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps after earning a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Duke University.
Correll conducted multiple tours after training in Navy diving/salvage and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), including aboard USS Safeguard (ARS 50) at sea and leading EOD detachments and task units at sea and ashore in U.S. 5th Fleet, U.S. 6th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of responsibility.
He led all Navy Expeditionary Combat Forces in 7th Fleet as Commander, Task Force 75, commanded EOD Training and Evaluation Unit 1 in San Diego and served as executive officer of EOD Mobile Unit 5 in Guam. Operational staff deployments include Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command - Operation Inherent Resolve forward in Iraq, U.S. 7th Fleet, USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Carrier Strike Group and USS Wasp (LHD 1) Amphibious Ready Group. Joint assignments include the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization and Executive Assistant to the Director, Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell.
Correll is a joint qualified officer, Navy EOD and diving officer, surface warfare and engineer of the watch qualified officer, military freefall parachutist, master training specialist and graduate of the National Defense University and Senior Acquisition Course. He has numerous unit, campaign and personal awards.
Correll assumed command of Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) on Dec. 16, 2020. A field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command and part of the Navy’s Science and Engineering Establishment, NSWC IHD is a leader in ordnance, energetics, and EOD solutions. Headquartered in Southern Maryland, the command includes active duty service members and civilian scientists, engineers and support personnel across the United States. The NSWC IHD team focuses on energetics and ordnance research, development, testing, evaluation, manufacturing, in-service support and disposal; and provides warfighters solutions to detect, locate, access, identify, render safe, recover, exploit and dispose of explosive ordnance threats.
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