Captain Farman hails from Medina, New York and was commissioned in 1990 through the University of Rochester Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program.
At sea, Captain Farman served as Main Propulsion Assistant and Combat Information Center Officer onboard USS THACH (FFG 43) and as Destroyer Squadron FIFTEEN Staff Safety and Environmental Officer.
Ashore, he served as FFG 7 Engineering Department Head Course Coordinator and Engineering Staff Instructor at the Surface Warfare Officers School, Newport, RI.
Captain Farman's Engineering Duty waterfront assignments include: Ship Superintendent and Carrier Program Manager at Ship Repair Facility Yokosuka; Deputy Project Superintendent and Regional Repair Center Maintenance Officer at Norfolk Naval Shipyard; Officer-in-Charge Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center Detachment Bahrain; Combatant Division Head at Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center Norfolk; and Production Officer at Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center Yokosuka.
Captain Farman served as Production Resources Officer, Business and Strategic Planning Officer, and Deputy Commander Northwest Regional Maintenance Center at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility prior to becoming Commander of Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center.
His educational accomplishments include earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester, a Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health from Roger Williams University, and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Post Graduate School. While at Naval Post Graduate School, he completed the interdisciplinary design-oriented Total Ship Systems Engineering Program.
Captain Farman's personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and numerous service and campaign awards.