Major Marion Platt
Major Marion Platt was born and raised in Charleston, SC. Having attended The Salvation Army as a child, he participated in the Adventure Corps Program and attended summer camps every year. After graduation from high-school, Marion quickly enlisted in the US Army, serving two enlistments as an infantryman in the 10th Mountain Division; he later earned a doctoral degree from Trevecca Nazarene University. After being honorably discharged from the US Army, he met his wife, Everette.
Major Everette Platt
Major Everette Platt was raised in St. Croix, USVI. She moved to Charleston, South Carolina to pursue a career as an elementary school teacher. Everette taught fourth grade for more than ten years, and will soon complete her doctoral studies at Liberty University. While living in Charleston, she began volunteering with The Salvation Army during the holidays, eventually joining the Army as her church. It was there that she met her husband, Marion.
Majors Platt and their children (Medina, Joshuah, and Zion)
Together Marion and Everette accepted the call to ministry in 2002, and were commissioned as Salvation Army Officers in 2004. After holding corps and headquarters appointments in Atlanta GA, Savannah GA, and Tampa FL, they were appointed to the Southern Territorial School for Officer Training.
The Platts consider their marriage, parenting their three children (Medina, Joshuah, and Zion), and their calling to be officers in The Salvation Army their most sacred and important commitments. Marion and Everette are both passionate about the transforming love and power of Jesus Christ and the mission of the Army.