CDR Kahle graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, earning a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1997. He entered the Navy as an officer candidate in January 1999, received his commission in the United States Naval Reserve in April 1999, and earned his wings of gold in November 2000.
Kahle will be reporting as Executive Officer at VR-58 in April 2015. His fleet assignments include Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Nine (VR-59), 2008-2015, at NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas, where he served as Maintenance Officer, Operations Officer, Safety Officer, NATOPS Officer and Assistant NATOPS Instructor Pilot in the C-40A. He flew 15 detachments to SEVENTH Fleet (Atsugi, Japan), SIXTH Fleet (Sigonella, Italy) and FIFTH Fleet (Manama, Bahrain) providing world-wide logistical support for Combatant Commander theater requirements. Additional fleet assignments include Patrol Squadron Nine (VP-9), 2001-2004, at MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, where he served as a P-3C Instructor Pilot, Mission Commander, Aircraft Division Officer, Maintenance Training Officer, TAD Officer, Public Affairs Officer and First Lieutenant. During this tour, CDR Kahle deployed twice to FIFTH Fleet (Diego Garcia, Bahrain, Oman, Afghanistan) conducting combat operations in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and once to SEVENTH Fleet (Kadena, Okinawa and Misawa, Japan) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines.
CDR Kahle had one overseas assignment when he was mobilized for 9 months to serve as the Fleet Logistics Support Wing Liaison Officer to Commander, Fleet Air Forward in 2011. He played an active role in the planning and execution phases of Operation Tomodachi.
CDR Kahle completed his shore assignment at Training Squadron Thirty-One (VT-31), 2004-2007, at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, where he served as Instructor Pilot in the T-44, Formation Pilot, Scheduling Officer and Public Affairs Officer.
Kahle has flown over 4,567 mishap free flight hours, primarily in the C-40A, P-3C and T-44. He is authorized to wear the Air Medal (one Strike/Flight), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards), Sea Service Ribbon (3 awards) and various unit awards and campaign medals.