WASHINGTON (Jun. 10)
Appointment of Chaplain (Captain) Kalman L. Levitan, USAF, as Special Consultant on Jewish Affairs to the Department of Defense Armed Forces Chaplains Board was announced today by Major General Patrick J. Ryan, Chief of Army Chaplains, present chairman of the Chaplains Board. He succeeds Chaplain Joshua Goldberg, Captain, U.S. Navy, who served in that capacity for the past four years.
Chaplain Levitan served as rabbi of the Bergen County Reform Temple, Bergen, N. J., from 1946 to 1949. Entering active duty with the Air Force as a First Lieutenant in November, 1949, he was first assigned to Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. In December, 1950, he was transferred to the Far East Air Forces. The area covered by him during the next three years included duty in Korea, Japan, Guam, Okinawa, and the Philippine Islands. He returned to the United States in March, 1953, and was assigned to Sampson Air Force Base, New York, where he is presently on duty.