Walking the Walk (May 23, 2009)
Maj. Gen. Maria Britt, the commanding general of the Georgia Army National Guard and one of the state's few two-star generals, will be the guest speaker at the Rockdale Rotary's weekly meeting on Wednesday, July 20. Veterans are invited to attend the talk, held at 7:15 a.m. at the East Tower of Rockdale Medical Center.
As commanding general, Britt is responsible for manning, training and equipping the estimated 11,200 Soldiers of the Georgia Army Guard.
Britt, a Conyers resident, began military career began in 1979 when she entered into the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. She was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, Military Police Branch, upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1983. After completion of the Military Police Officer Basic Course at Fort McClellan, Alabama; General Britt served on active duty in various assignments until she relocated to Georgia where she joined the Georgia Army National Guard in September 1991.
Britt’s assignments have included Platoon Leader, 411th MP Company, 720th MP Battalion; Executive Officer, Law Enforcement Activity, 89th Military Police Brigade; Field Operations Officer, 3rd Region Criminal Investigation Division; Company Commander, Military Police Company (FORSCOM Honor Guard) Ft McPherson, GA; Deputy Provost Marshall, Ft McPherson, GA; S-1 (Adjutant), 48th Infantry Brigade (M); Training Officer, HQ STARC; Commander of the 221st Military Intelligence Battalion (Tactical Exploitation), Fort Gillem; Commander of the Recruiting and Retention Force and Director of Personnel for the Georgia Army Guard; the Chief of Staff of the Georgia Army National Guard.
For more information or to RSVP, call John DeBroux by Tuesday morning at 678-448-6999.