MAJ Nick Kalitka is a native of Dracut, MA. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Management and commissioned into the Aviation branch.
MAJ Kalitka attended the Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Sill, OK and Flight School XXI at Fort Rucker, AL. MAJ Kalitka’s first assignment was with the 3rd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Drum, NY as a maintenance platoon leader. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) 10-11, serving as a flight platoon leader with Alpha Co, 1-169 (an attached Army Reserve unit). Upon redeployment, MAJ Kalitka assumed duty as the Battalion S4.
In May 2012, MAJ Kalitka assumed command of HHC/3-10, deploying with the company to Afghanistan in support of OEF 14. Upon redeployment, MAJ Kalitka assumed command of A/3-10, a Command Aviation Company. Following this assignment, MAJ Kalitka attended the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course at Fort Benning, GA.
Selected to the Eisenhower Leadership Development Program, he attended Columbia University and earned a Master of Arts in Social-Organizational Psychology. He currently serves at the United States Military Academy with the Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic as the Executive Officer.
MAJ Kalitka is a graduate of the Basic Officer Leader Course, Aviation Basic Officer Leader Course (FSXXI), SERE-C, Maneuver Captain's Career Course, and the Eisenhower Leader Development Program. He is rated as a UH-60 A/L/M Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot in Command and Air Mission Commander. He has accrued over 1,200 flight hours, to include 750 combat hours.
MAJ Kalitka's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (Numeral 3), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2), NATO Medal, Army Aviator Badge, Ranger Tab, and Air Assault Badge.
MAJ Kalitka is married to Dr. Lisa Kalitka of Creigton, NE. They have a five-year-old son, Ryken and a three-year-old daughter, Blakely.