“I am married to the Army,” writes Sharisse Tracey, “so I am expected to mind the front lines by making sacrifices and serving my household so my partner can do the same for his country. It never occurred to me that I would not have similar employment opportunities as I did back home because of the vows I took. I thought moving around the country would be exciting.”
For the most part, military spouses are seen as undesirable employees because they move around so much. Employers see “Army wife” and flip to the next application. If these women don’t disclose their status, they ultimately come off as unreliable. It’s hard for the private sector to understand the demands.