Executive Officer Bio

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Corrado

Executive Officer, Wounded Warrior Regiment

Corrado was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2d Marines, 2d Marine Division as a platoon commander from March to December of 1994 during which, he participated in Operation Sea Signal, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. From January 1995 to 1996, 1st Lt. Corrado served as a platoon commander for Marine Forces UNITAS, instructing South American and West African forces on Marine Corps amphibious operations. Shortly after, he left active duty to pursue a career in music.

He was promoted to the rank of captain in July 1997 and joined the II Marine Expeditionary Force Augmentation Command Element (II MACE) as an assistant operation officer in June 2001. Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, he was mobilized back to active duty to serve as the assistant operations officer for the II MEF Headquarters Group.

In October 2002, Corrado was promoted to the rank of major. He served as the group operations officer and the commanding officer, Headquarters and Service Company from 2002-2006. He deployed to Fallujah, Iraq March 2005 through 2006 during which time he was selected for the Active Reserve Program.

Upon return from Iraq, he accepted orders to 24th Marines in Kansas City, Mo., where he served as the commanding officer and inspector-instructor for Headquarters Company, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division. Lt. Col. Corrado was promoted to his present rank September 1, 2008 while serving as the reserve integration officer, G3, Marine Corps Forces Pacific, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.

Corrado is currently serving as the executive officer at the Wounded Warrior Regiment in Quantico, Va. His personal awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and Navy Commendation Medal. He currently resides in Woodbridge, Va., with his wife Kate and two daughters.