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Thirty-one Jews Will Be Commissioned at U.S. Service Academies

Thirty-one Jews will receive officers’ commissions at the 1964 commencement exercises of four national service academies in June and July, it was announced by Rabbi Israel Miller, chairman of the National Jewish Welfare Board Commission on Jewish Chaplaincy.

Twelve new Jewish second lieutenants will be graduated by the U.S. Air Force Academy Colorado Springs, on June 3. That same day, the U.S. Military Academy, at West Point, will commission five Jewish cadets as second lieutenants; the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., will commission nine Jewish graduates as ensigns; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, L.I., N.Y., will graduate four new Jewish ensigns. There are no Jews in the 1964 class of he U.S. Coast Guard Academy.