Chief R. Daniel Kühl

Chief R. Daniel Kühl

Naval Science Instructor (NSI), Dockmaster, Sailing Instructor


  • SCUBA Instructor
  • Dockmaster
  • Sailing Instructor


AA Criminal Justice
University of Phoenix

Mechanical Engineering/Psychology
Purdue University at Indianapolis


US Navy Chief Master-at-Arms (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) R. Dan S. Kühl, pronounced “Keel”, retired from the Navy Reserve and joined Admiral Farragut Academy in 2018 as a TAC (Teach-Advise-Counsel) Mentor. He now serves Farragut as the SCUBA Instructor, Dockmaster, and Sailing Instructor.

He holds SCUBA and emergency response certifications from SSI, SDI, PADI & DAN.  His SCUBA certifications include Instructor, Divemaster, Master Scuba Diver, Rescue, Deep, Night, Nitrox, Navigation, Archeology, Photography, VIP Inspector and others.

In his Navy career, he most recently served Coastal Riverine Squadron TEN as the Training and Weapons Leading Chief Petty Officer. He is a certified Navy Journeyman Instructor and holds Navy certifications in teaching weapons, tactics, Anti-Terrorism procedures and security.  His other areas of instruction have included SCUBA, CPR/First Aid, Naval Science, and Leadership.  Navy Master at Arms is the Navy’s Law Enforcement, Physical Security, and Anti-Terrorism Specialists.

Chief Kühl obtained his Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix.  Previously, he had majored in Mechanical Engineering and Psychology at Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis. While at IUPUI, he instructed fellow students in undergraduate level math and calculus while still an undergraduate.  He is a firm believer in lifelong learning and is continuing his studies in SCUBA specialities, Drone piloting, and commercial vessel certifications.

His hobbies include power boating, SCUBA, target shooting, and home improvement projects.  He moved back to the St. Petersburg area from Winter Garden, FL, where he was honored to serve as an officer in the Masonic Lodge and the Secretary of the City General Pension Board. He is married to his wife Teresa and they have one son, Kyle, who served proudly as a US Navy Cryptologist Technician.

Employed since 2018