Rachel Cartmill is the wife of Ukrainian-born Purple Heart recipient and U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, Alexander Vindman.
Rachel’s husband is making headlines after the 44-year-old testified on Tuesday in the House’s impeachment inquiry. Vindman finds himself at the center of a political firestorm after he testified that he heard a call between President Donald Trump and Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine last July.
According to Vindman during that call, Trump allegedly pressured the Ukrainian government to investigate the family of former Vice President Joe Biden, who is now running for president.
Born, Alexander Semyon Vindman -he was three when his family left Ukraine -he and his twin brother grew up in Brooklyn. He is a graduate of Harvard and Binghamton Universities.
As an infantry officer, he served multiple overseas tours, including South Korea and Germany, and was deployed to Iraq for combat operations. In Iraq, he was wounded in an IED attack and awarded a Purple Heart.
As a Foreign Area Officer, Vindman served in the U.S. embassies in Kyiv and Moscow. His last post in that role was in Washington, D.C., serving as a Eurasian specialist. He is currently a senior member of the National Security Council and his job consists of advising the White House on European issues.
He and wife Rachel Cartmill have been married for over a decade. Rachel Cartmill now Rachel Vindman is believed to be a native of Oklahoma. The couple were married in Oklahoma City OK on May 18 2006.
Rachel Cartmill was born to parents, Janet Faline Cartmill and Mike Cartmill -both deceased. She has two brothers, J.J and Pat Cartmill. Rachel’s father served as Head Football Coach at Santa Fe South High School in Oklahoma City while her mother also worked at Santa Fe South High School in Oklahoma City. According to an obituary, Rachel’s mother died in 2013.
Rachel Cartmill Vindman and her husband are the proud parents of one daughter, Eleanor Vindman.
Mrs. Rachel Cartmill Vindman appears to have a low profile, judging by the demands of her husband’s career, she is most likely a stay at home mom. She appears to be active on Instagram however her profile is set to private.