Michael Haley, South Carolina Governor's Husband, Being Deployed To Afghanistan

07/30/2012 05:40 pm ET | Updated Sep 29, 2012

Michael Haley, husband to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, was notified on Monday that he received orders for deployment in Afghanistan. The deployment is expected to last one year.

Michael Haley released the following statement after hearing of his orders.

"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."

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