Kahrs, who sees patients at the Medical Plaza of Park City, will be the primary liaison between the 184th and 190th medical groups and the Adjutant General (TAG) on force protection medical issues, medical aspects of homeland security and other medical matters. He is responsible for ensuring that the State maintains a healthy force for worldwide deployment.
Kahrs is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical School in 1988 and completed his residency in Family Medicine at St. Michael Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1991.
Kahrs is a colonel and was commissioned in the Air Force Medical Corps in 2003. While in the Air Force, he was deployed to Iraq, receiving the Iraqi Service Medal. He also was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal. He separated from active duty in 2010 after serving as the 22nd AMDS commander at McConnell Air Force.