You may already know that Hat N’ Patch is a 100% Veteran Owned and Operated business but did you know we are also a 100% Family Owned and Operated business as well? We are a father-son team of Retired Marines and their brides, one also a Retired Marine and the other the lone Army Veteran of this operation.
Rod Truitt – CEO/Co-Founder. Rod began his career in the United States Marine Corps in the Artillery but couldn’t resist the siren’s call of Recruiting. After dedicating 20 years to the Corps, he retired as a Master Sergeant. When not steering Hat N’ Patch’s ship, you can find Rod fishing off the coast of North Carolina, drinking red beers and debating politics, often times escorted by his beloved Border Collie, Ringo.
Becky Truitt – Co-Founder. Serving 24 years in the Marine Corps, Becky retired as a Gunnery Sergeant. She specialized in administration and recruiting and now retired from Hat n' Patch. Becky sings in choirs, enjoys puzzles, cooking and is always on the hunt for Jacksonville’s best Pho, BBQ and Mexican restaurants.
Chad Truitt – Warehouse/Shipping Manager. Chad followed in his father’s (yellow) footprints and also joined the Marine Corps. He worked on CH-46s, CH-53s, AH-1s and UH-1s and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. After retiring from the Marine Corps, Chad moved his family from the balmy Gulf Coast of Florida to the windy plains of Spokane, WA to join forces with his father, Rod and now in North Carolina. If not working, Chad can be found at the local fishing hole, on the boat with Rod or a local craft beer joint.
Maggie Truitt – Marketing/Social Media Director. After serving in the Army as an Intelligence Analyst, Maggie enjoyed a 15 year long career as a defense contractor working in the Modeling and Simulations field. She is now the force behind all the tweets, posts and pictures you find on Hat N’ Patch’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. In her spare time, Maggie enjoys hiking, craft beer and debating politics with her father-in-law, Rod.
Hat n' Patch has gone through many transitions over the years and now strictly an online business not only on this site but also now with selected items on Amazon, Ebay, Etsy and Walmart's website. We are constantly working to improve our site, business model and always looking for new, quality products for our customers. We look forward to serving you and your business is appreciated here!