South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) and her husband, Michael Haley, at her inauguration in January 2011. Mary Ann Chastain/AP hide caption toggle caption Mary Ann Chastain/AP The Two-Way South Carolina Gov. Haley's Husband Deploying To Afghanistan August 1, 2012 Michael Haley is a first lieutenant in the South Carolina National Guard. He's the first gubernatorial spouse to be heading into the combat zones of either Iraq or Afghanistan, officials say.