Krista Simpson Anderson is the wife of active duty Green Beret MSG Gus Anderson and the Gold Star spouse of Green Beret SSG Michael H. Simpson who passed away on 1 May 2013 from wounds sustained in an IED attack in Eastern Afghanistan. She is the mother of two boys, Michael (born 2009) and Gabriel (born 2011).
Krista co-founded The Unquiet Professional, providing healthy and empowering opportunities to surviving families, veterans and their families. She is the Gold Star Liaison for the Green Beret Foundation, is a member of the speakers board for Folds of Honor, sits on the board for Gold Star Sailing Foundation and Raise for Rowyn and is a member of the Army’s Survivor Advisory Working Group. Krista is currently the Military Spouse Ambassador for Army Emergency Relief and is co-authoring a book, Her Ruck: The emotional backpack of military spouses.
Krista’s mission is to help educate military families on the resources available to them. By creating this awareness we strengthen Family Readiness which will, in turn, create a stronger force. Krista believes that education and awareness is the key to success. She strives to bridge the gap between our military and civilian communities while providing care and awareness around the blessings and struggles of military life.
Due to Krista’s dedication to the military and civilian community she was recognized as the 2018 Armed Forces Insurance Army and overall Military Spouse of the Year. She believes tragedy does not need to end the story but create a new chapter with greater purpose.