Kalohi graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1999 with a B.S. in English, received a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College in 2010, and is pursuing a M.P.A. at the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. An active duty Naval Flight Officer, he has deployed in the air and on the ground in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (3), Operation Iraqi Freedom (2), and Operation New Dawn (1). He is a former instructor at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center and a former senior policy analyst and National Security Council liaison in the Executive Office of the President, The White House.