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2000 Opelousas Ave., New Orleans, LA 70114
Commanding Officer, Deployment Processing Command / Reserve Support Unit-East Colonel Michael J. Corrado

Colonel Corrado graduated from the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina in May, 1992 with a degree in Business Administration.

He attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned in December 1992. Following The Basic School and Infantry Officers Course, 2ndLt Corrado was assigned as a Rifle Platoon Commander 1st Bn, 2d Marines, 2nd Marine Division from March-December 1994 during which, he participated in Operation SEA SIGNAL, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

From January 1995-January 1996, 1stLt Corrado served as a Platoon Commander for Marine Forces UNITAS, instructing South American and West African forces on Marine Corps amphibious operations.  Upon return from deployment, he served as the Assistant Operations Officer, 2nd Marine Regiment. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in July 1997 and served in the IRR 1997-2001.

In June 2001, Capt Corrado joined the II Marine Expeditionary Force Augmentation Command Element (II MACE) as an Assistant Operations Officer. Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, he was mobilized back to active duty to serve as the Assistant Operations Officer, II MEF Headquarters Group (II MHG) where he was later promoted to the rank of Major in October 2002. He served as the Group Operations Officer and the Commanding Officer, Headquarters & Service Company, II MHG from 2002-2006 which included a deployment to Fallujah, Iraq from March 2005 through March 2006 in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. 

He was selected for the Active Reserve Program and from May 2006 to July 2008, he served with 24th Marines in Kansas City, MO as the Commanding Officer and Inspector-Instructor for Headquarters Company, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division.

From July 2008 to August 2011, LtCol Corrado served as the Reserve Integration Officer, G3, Marine Corps Forces Pacific, Camp H.M. Smith, HI.

From August 2011 to May 2014, LtCol Corrado served as the Operations Officer, Wounded Warrior Regiment in Quantico, VA before assuming the duties as the Regimental Executive Officer.

From May 2014 to June 2016, Col Corrado served as the Deputy AC/S G-3, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans, LA.

From June 2016 to June 2018, Col Corrado served as the AC/S G-10, Marine Forces Command which encompasses Force Preservation Programs including: Substance Abuse, Equal Opportunity, Sexual Assault & Prevention Response, Behavioral Health event tracking and analysis as well as Ground & Aviation Safety.

Col Corrado assumed command of Deployment Processing Command / Reserve Support Unit – East on 1 June 2018.

Personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal w/gold star and Navy Commendation Medal.