Britt to speak at commencement

GLOVERSVILLE – Maria Britt, a 1979 Gloversville High School graduate and retired major general who was among the first women to graduate from West Point, will speak at the school’s 138th Annual Commencement on Saturday.

The daughter of Anthony and Dolores Corsini, two longtime Gloversville teachers, Britt was commissioned as a second lieutenant from the U.S. Military Academy in 1983 as a part of the fourth graduating class with women.

During her nearly 30-year military career in the Army and Army National Guard, Britt led at various levels of command and staff and retired as the commanding general of Georgia’s 11,000 Army National Guard soldiers.

She is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal, the fourth-highest military award, which she received for her leadership as a commanding general.

Britt is the associate vice president for operations at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

Charles Giglio, Gloversville Latin teacher and the 2015 New York State Teacher of the Year, will give the closing remarks.

The commencement will begin at 10 a.m. in the GHS gymnasium.