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Peter Correa, M.S.

Assistant Professor

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PHONE: 814-824-3249


  • M.S. in Financial Management, Naval Postgraduate School
  • B.S. in Engineering/Leadership, West Point Military Academy 

Peter Correa was born in Rio do Janeiro, Brazil, but he immigrated to the United States and finished high school in Fort Myers, Florida. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, in 1973, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Leadership. Correa spent 24 years as an Officer in the United States Army, earning a master’s degree in Financial Management at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. He retired from active duty in 1996 as a Lieutenant Colonel, and his military assignments included service as:  

  • An Airborne Ranger Infantry Officer defending the Panama Canal  
  • Military Assistant to the CFO of the National Security Agency (NSA)  
  • Director of Support of the U.S. Army Russian Institute in Garmisch, West Germany  
  • Staff Finance Officer for Forces Command in Atlanta, Georgia  
  • Finance Officer in support of the Defense Logistics Agency (Dobbins AFB-Atlanta)
  • Assistant Dean and Treasurer at the United States Military Academy (West Point)  

Lieutenant Colonel Correa has been serving as an educator at numerous colleges and universities since he left the service in 1996 to include his current tour of duty at Mercyhurst University. He and his wife (Charlene) have been married almost 49 years, and they have two adult children.

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About LTC (Ret.) Correa
    • RIAP 177 : Introduction Intelligence Studies
    • RIAP 240 : Intelligence for Business
    • RIAP 365 : Advanced Competitive Intelligence  
    • RIAP 415 : Contemporary Leadership for Intelligence 
    • Lieutenant Colonel  
    • Ranger Tab
    • Parachutist Badge  
    • Infantry Cross Rifles  
    • Jungle Expert Badge  
    • Expert Infantryman Badge  
    • Finance Corps Diamond  
    • Defense Meritorious Service Medal  
    • Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award)
    • Joint Service Commendation Medal  
    • Army Commendation Medal  
    • Joint Service Achievement Medal  
    • Army Achievement Medal  
    • Joint Meritorious Unit Award  
    • Army Good Conduct Medal  
    • National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award)
    • Humanitarian Service Medal  
    • Army Service Ribbon  
    • Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award)