Military Families 2012 Military Spouse of the Year May 15, 2012 Share Read Later dod photoIf women can serve on submarines, Dad can be tapped as the Military Spouse of the Year. Last week, Military Spouse magazine picked Jeremy Hilton the first male Military Spouse of the Year since it began bestowing the honor, on behalf of the nation's 1.1 million military spouses, in 2008. He got the nod for his work in advocating for military family members with disabilities, while being a stay-at-home dad to two kids: 9-year-old Katie, who has severe disabilities, and 2-year-old Jack. Jeremy, a former submariner who left the Navy to tend to Katie, is married to Air Force Lieut. Colonel Renae Hilton, assigned to the Office of Special Investigations at Maryland’s Andrews Air Force Base.