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.
Last week, Nikki Haley emphasized her support for those who have served in the armed forces with a plan to support veterans. She wants to hold Congress accountable for veterans' health care by requiring lawmakers to get their own health care from the VA. And she's calling for increased access to mental healthcare, telehealth and shorter wait times.
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