In 2016, Destiny Wells was on deployment in Afghanistan—a time that would spark her decision to run for Indiana office. 

Could Wells be first Democratic secretary of state in almost 30 years?

Destiny Wells.

When she was first deployed, she flew out with President Barack Obama as her commander in chief. At the time, due to the widespread assumption that Hillary Clinton would beat Donald Trump in the presidential election that year, she thought that she would be flying home under the first woman commander in chief.

Tabby Fitzgerald is a reporter at, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

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