The husband of Gov. Nikki Haley, 1st Lieutenant Michael Haley, will be deployed to Afghanistan in January, where he will serve for about a year.
Haley is a strategic plans officer with the South Carolina Army National Guard.
Rob Godfrey, Haley spokesman today said, “The first gentleman has gone on orders today, and that means he’ll begin the process of preparing for deployment to Afghanistan.”
Lt. Haley in a statement today, said, “This deployment is the reason I joined the National Guard. It is important to me to be able to give back. So, in that regard, I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve with a great team from South Carolina. The only thing that gives me pause is the year long deployment away from family. But in the end, I can’t help but to think giving one year along with my fellow soldiers, as many have done before me, to secure a life of freedom for my family is well worth all that comes with it.”
Gov. Haley commented,“As a military sister, and now a military wife, I know the sacrifices a family goes through when a loved one is serving his or her country. I also know the amazing pride we feel in watching them drop everything to serve. Our time has come, and it is an honor to watch him serve our country. Our family could not be more proud of Michael and every man and woman who puts on a uniform.”