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Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering



LCDR David E. Farrell, USN

Senior Instructor, JPMP

  •  Phone: 410-293-6511
  •  Fax: 410-293-2219
  •  E-mail:
  •  354 Rickover Hall

Education & Training

Professional Experience

  • Instructor, Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, USNA, 2017 - Present
  • Tactical Action Officer (TAO) and Command Duty Officer (CDO), USS BOXER (LHD 4), Naval Base San Diego, CA, 2016
  • Flight Deck Officer, USS BOXER (LHD 4), Naval Base San Diego, CA, 2015 - 2017
  • Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Instructor Pilot, Helicopter Strike Maritime Squadron FOUR ONE (HSM-41), NAS North Island, CA, 2013 - 2015
  • Officer of the Deck (Underway), USS MUSTIN (DDG 89), Yokosuka, Japan, 2013
  • Detachment Maintenance Officer, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FIVE ONE (HSL-51), NAF Atsugi, Japan, 2010 - 2013

Professional Memberships & Registration


  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Two Awards)
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Two Awards)
  • Carrier Air Wing FIVE (CVW-5) "Top Rotor," Fall Deployment, 2012
  • Training Air Wing (TRAWING) FIVE Commodore's List, 2007
  • Mike Smith and William McCool "Astronaut's Sword," USNA, 2005

Professional & Community Service

  • Plebe Academic Adviser, 5th Company (Class of 2021), 2017 - Present

Research & Publications

  • D. Farrell, "Vortex-Induced Vibrations of a Cylinder: Experiments in Reducing Drag," MIT, 2007
  • R. Galvao, E. Lee, D. Farrell, M. Triantafyllou, N. Kitney, P. Beynet, "Flow Control in Flow-Structure Interaction," Journal of Fluids and Structures (24), 2008
  • D. Farrell, "The H-60 Handicap," Rotor Review Magazine (126)
  • D. Farrell, "The MH60R's Not So Precise Precision Approach," Rotor Review Magazine (129)
  • D. Farrell, "The Not So Precision Approach," Approach Magazine, November/December 2015
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