CDR Kiah B. Rahming, USN

Navy Experimental Diving Unit, Commanding Officer

CDR Kiah Rahming is the Commanding Officer, Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU), Panama City, Florida.

A native of Key West, Florida, CDR Rahming graduated Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He obtained a commission in the U.S. Navy after he graduated Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida in 1999. Ensign Rahming’s first duty station was aboard USS Austin (LPD 4), where he qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer and selected for the Engineering Duty Officer program. His next assignment was to the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), where he served as Deck Department’s Principle Assistant, First Division Officer, and ship maintenance coordinator. Following his tour onboard CVN 71, he reported to the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia and served as the Combat System’s Assistant Project Supervisor and Customer Contracted Team Coordinator for the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Refueling and Complex Overhaul.

In 2006, LT Rahming attended the Naval Post Graduate School where he studied System Engineering with an emphasis on total ship system design. After graduation in 2009, he attended the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, where he qualified as a Marine Expeditionary Diving Officer and a Diving and Salvage Officer. Following dive school, LCDR Rahming reported to Naples, Italy where he served as the Assistant Officer in Charge, Norfolk Ship Support Activity, and Salvage Officer, Commander, 6th Fleet. In 2012, he transitioned to San Diego, California, and served as the Strategic Planning Officer for the C310 Planning Division, Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, and then the Force Type Desk Officer at the Commander, Naval Surface Forces Pacific N43 shop. 

Prior to assuming command of NEDU, CDR Rahming served as the Waterfront Operations Officer, Southeast Regional Maintenance Center, Mayport, Florida.

CDR Rahming assumed command of NEDU, an echelon III NAVSEA command, June 20, 2019.