About Corey Stapleton
Corey Stapleton is a fourth generation Montanan who grew up with his three siblings in Great Falls, MT, and graduated from Great Falls High School in 1986. His father was an architect and U.S Army Reserve officer, and his mother was a public school teacher.
At 17 years old, Corey joined the Navy’s Deferred Entry Program, and reported to boot camp one year later in Orlando, Florida. He initially enlisted in the Navy’s Nuclear Power Program, but was later selected to attend the Naval Academy’s Prep School in Newport, Rhode Island. He was nominated by the Secretary of the Navy to attend the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis the following year.
In 1992, Corey graduated from Annapolis with an engineering degree and was commissioned as an Ensign in the Surface Warfare community. He served as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and Aegis cruiser USS Hue City (CG-68). After eleven years of active duty service, Corey resigned his commission and returned to Billings, Montana, where he and his wife Terry raised their four children.
Corey served in the Montana State senate from Billings (2001-2009), and was the Republican Leader before being term-limited. He has master’s degrees in both Political Science from Temple University, and Financial Services from The American College in Pennsylvania. He has been a businessman and financial advisor for 20 years, and enjoys sports and outdoor activities with his family.