The Silent Ranks I wear no uniforms, no blues or whites, But I am in the Navy because I am his wife. I'm in the ranks that are rarely seen, I have no rank upon my shoulders. And Salutes I do not give. But the military world is the place in which I live. I'm not in the chain of command, nor Orders do I get. But my husband is the one who does, this I can't forget. I'm not the one who fires the weapon, who puts my life on the line. But my job is just as tough. I'm the one who's left behind. My husband is a patriot, a brave and prideful man. And the call to serve his country not all can understand. Behind the lines I see the things needed to keep this country free. My husband makes the sacrifice, but so do our kids and me. I love the man I married. The Navy is his life. But I stand among the silent ranks known as the Navy Wife.