Ginger D. Perkins

Ginger D. Perkins

Ginger Perkins thrived as an Army spouse for 38 years including over 20 moves around the world and multiple combat deployments as the spouse of the commanding officer until her husband retired from the Army in 2018 as a four-star general. She is the mother of soldiers with a daughter who is a Blackhawk helicopter pilot with two combat tours to Afghanistan, a son who is a West Point graduate and engineer, and a son-in-law who is an airborne infantryman. 

Ginger’s experience and dedication has been forged through the trials of combat and sacrifice. She knew Army spouses and families needed encouragement, support, and inspiration.  Ginger wrote multiple publications to include the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Army Spouse Protocol and Social Guide; The Army Spouse Handbook; and AUSA's Customs, Courtesies & Traditions of the United States Army, a primer for family members. Ginger was part of the Army’s Professional Military Education (PME) program presenting Army spouse customs and traditions to battalion and brigade-level spouses of commanders and command sergeants major as well general officer and nominative command sergeant major spouses. She continues to conduct workshops for spouses of all ranks, mentor spouses through the GO Spouse Mentorship Program, and writes protocol and tradition blogs for Mission: Milspouse. She recently became a grandmother to two grandsons and blessed with a daughter-in-law pursuing a PhD in finance. 

Ginger currently lives with her husband, David, in New England and continues to advocate for the Army Spouse.