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Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley’s husband, Michael Haley, will soon begin a yearlong deployment to Africa with the South Carolina National Guard, while she is, a person familiar with the matter tells CBS News.
Haley’s husband is a major in the South Carolina National Guard and joined in 2006 as an officer.
His deployment is expected to last until spring 2024, while, a former ambassador to the United Nations and South Carolina governor, is on the campaign trail. This will be Michael Haley’s second active-duty deployment overseas. In 2013, he went to Afghanistan’s Helmand Province with the South Carolina National Guard.
“Our family, like every military family, is ready to make personal sacrifices when our loved one answers the call,” Haley said of her husband.
Recently, the South Carolina National Guard called on officers with Michael Haley’s skill set to deploy in support of U.S. Africa Command.
“We could not be prouder of Michael and his military brothers and sisters. Their commitment to protecting our freedom is a reminder of how blessed we are to live in America,” she added.
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