Navy Biography

Rear Admiral Dietrich H. Kuhlmann, III

Director, Programming Division (OPNAV N80)

Rear Admiral Dietrich H. Kuhlmann, III

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Rear Adm. Dietrich H. Kuhlmann graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1983.

Kuhlmann’s operational tours include: commander, USS Michigan (SSGN 727); commander, USS Michigan (SSBN 727); executive officer of USS Boston (SSN 703); submarine operations officer Cruiser Destroyer Group 5; combat systems officer USS Guitarro (SSN 665); and electrical officer, damage control assistant and tactical systems officer USS Florida (SSBN 728) (Gold).

Kuhlmann’s shore tours include: deputy director for Resources and Acquisition, J-8; commander, Submarine Group 9; director, Operations Division, ASN(FM&C), FMB-1/Fiscal Management Division (N821);  chief, Program and Budget Analysis Division Joint Staff, J8; deputy chief, Capabilities and Acquisition Division, J8; deputy director for Investment and Development for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller); executive officer of the Tactical Readiness Evaluation Team on the staff of commander, Submarine Force Atlantic Fleet; Research and Development and Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) analyst on the staff of the chief of naval operations (N80); and cryptologic field and direct support officer on the staff of the commander, Pacific Fleet.

Kuhlmann holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Catholic University, and served as an associate fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group XVII and a fellow on Seminar XXI.

His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and other individual and unit decorations.

Updated: 20 October 2015