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In the news: Mary-dith E. Tuitt

In the news: Mary-dith E. Tuitt
Mary-dith E. Tuitt. COURTESY PHOTO

Mary-dith E. Tuitt has been installed as commander of the William E. Carter American Legion Post No. 16 in Mattapan. Tuitt graduated from Boston Technical High School in 1985 and entered the United States Navy after 1 year of delayed entry.

Tuitt served 14 years as a [AD3] Navy Aviation Machinists Mate, first on active duty and then in the active and inactive Reserves. Tuitt reached out to the military archive, research on women of color in the USN and in 2010 she received information that as far as the archival research shows she might be the first African American female Aviation Machinist Mate (jet mechanic) in the Navy.

Tuitt served as chief of staff for former State Representative Gloria L. Fox; she has worked as constituent services coordinator for former Boston City Councilor Charles Yancey, providing support to the underserved communities of Boston and has worked on various political campaigns.

Over the years Tuitt has always been involved and vested in her community.  She has been active with organizations and groups that focus on veteran and women issues; presently serves as commissioner on the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, is an executive committee member of the National Association of Commissions on Status of Women,  and has served on The Boston Veterans Advisory Council, and as Senior vice Commander at the Wm. E. Carter American Legion Post 16, a member of the Organization of African American Veterans and as a former associate member of the Veterans of Foreign War post 1018.

Tuitt is a proud mother of two children; a daughter Mya and a son Maliek.

A life-long believer in giving back to the community, Tuitt uses her skills to enrich, enhance and empower her Community.

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