Capt. Dave Kuehn
Chief of Staff, Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR)
24 January 2022
Capt. Dave Kuehn is a native of South Carolina.
He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina in May 1995 and was commissioned through the ROTC program. He holds Masters of Science degrees in meteorology and physical oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, Calif., and hydrography from the University of Southern Mississippi.
At sea, Capt. Kuehn served as the Oceanographer, Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection Officer, and Officer of the Deck onboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) homeported in Norfolk, Va. and deployed for Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.
Ashore, he served as Mobile Environmental Team Division Officer at Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography Facility Yokosuka, Japan; Officer in Charge of Naval European Meteorology and Oceanography Detachment Souda Bay, Crete during the Kosovo Campaign; Operations Officers at Naval European Meteorology and Oceanography Facility Naples, Italy; Department Head and Executive Office while assigned to the Fleet Survey Team at Stennis Space Center, Miss.; Force Oceanographer to Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group in Norfolk, Va.; Navigation Policy and Requirements Officer at OPNAV N2N6E4; Deputy Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare; Assistant Chief of Staff for Plans and Policy at Commander Navy Meteorology and Oceanography Command; and Senior Oceanography Assignments and Placement Officer at Naval Personnel Command Millington, Tenn. He now serves as the Chief of Staff at Naval Information Forces Suffolk, Va.
Capt. Kuehn commanded the Fleet Survey Team, Stennis Space Center, Miss., and was the 57th
Superintendent of the United States Naval Observatory Washington, D.C.
Capt. Kuehn’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medals and various service, unit, and campaign awards.