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COL Chad Corrigan

First Infantry Division 1st Combat Aviation Brigade Commander

COL Corrigan’s tactical assignments include service in the 1st Armored Division, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, and the 1st Cavalry Division. He led three different platoons in 1st Armored Division, commanded two Troops in 3rd Cavalry, and was a Battalion and Brigade S-3 in the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. COL Corrigan commanded the 7-17th Air Cavalry Squadron from Feb 2018-Jul 2020.

COL Corrigan has multiple overseas deployments to include Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2004 and 2007-2009), Operation Enduring Freedom (2013-2014), Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (2015-2016), Operation Inherent Resolve (2018) and serving as a rotational unit in the Republic of Korea (2019-2020).

COL Corrigan’s broadening assignments include serving as the Department of Military Science Chair and Professor of Military Science at Boston University. He recently served on the Joint Staff in the J-35 in the Global Force Management division and the JOD-North America Region division respectively.

COL Corrigan earned a Bachelor of Arts as a double major in Political Science and Philosophy at Stonehill College, a Master’s of Public Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh, a Master’s in Theater Operations from the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) and studied at Harvard University as a National Security Fellow. He is also a graduate of the Army’s AH-64D Maintenance Test Pilot Course and Air Assault School.

COL Corrigan is married and has two sons.