Meet Bridget Platt
The granddaughter of a World War II veteran, Bridget Platt only romanticized about military families until she married a Marine Corps pilot and worked at a childcare center on base where she met a child devastated by a parent’s deployment.
A displaced English teacher with a tender heart, Bridget remembered the experience and vowed to make it better for her own child when her husband was deployed to fly a combat mission a few years later.
Bridget is the author of the beautifully illustrated and personalized Daddy’s Deployed and Mommy’s Deployed books for children of military parents who are deploying. She is the CEO of Daddy’s Deployed, a company she started in 2012 which partners with military organizations, non-profits, corporations, and individuals committed to placing the books with children. Honored as a military spouse CEO in 2013, Bridget was celebrated in 2014 as an entrepreneur by Inc. Magazine. She was selected a Marine Corps Military Spouse of the Year semi-finalist in 2014, and in 2013, was awarded an Amber Grant for beginning women business owners. She is a former high school English teacher, and a member of the board of directors of the non-profit organization, The General’s Kids. Bridget speaks and blogs in addition to writing. Her company donates a portion of its profits to the Lone Survivor Foundation. She holds a Master of Education in Instructional Systems Technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education from Purdue University where she was a Zeta Tau Alpha. Bridget grew up outside of Chicago and currently lives in New Bern, N.C. with her husband, Craig, and their daughter, Charlotte.
To schedule an interview with Bridget, or inquire about her speaking at your event, call 252-876-9116 or email Bridget@DaddysDeployed.com
What others are saying about Bridget Platt and Daddy’s Deployed
CATALOG: Daddy’s Deployed “Imagine”
Bridget Platt photo
Platt Family photo
Real Spouse Employment Children’s Author Q&A: Military.com/2014
MilSpouse Entrepreneur Spotlight Q&A: Bridget Platt of Daddy’s Deployed/Oct. 27, 2014
Promotional video for a sponsor, 2014
Interview on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2014 with WGN TV Chicago
To order a press kit to be sent in the mail, please send a request by email, to Bridget@DaddysDeployed.com with your name, address, city, state and zip code.