Commanders’ wives expected to lead

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist

Being friends with your boss’ wife is always tricky but in the military it can be even more challenging.

Picture my husband’s boss’ wife holding my hair back while I puke. It doesn’t exactly translate into a great first impression, let alone a good move for his career. But that’s how we met, when I was sick with the flu, two weeks post-partum with baby number five, and my husband deployed to Iraq.