Krista Simpson Anderson

Gold Star & Surviving Family Liaison

Krista Simpson Anderson is the proud wife of a retired Green Beret, mother of two boys and the Gold Star spouse of Green Beret SSG Michael H. Simpson who passed away on May 1st, 2013 from wounds sustained in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack in Eastern Afghanistan.

Krista serves at the Green Beret Foundation Gold Star and Surviving Family Liaison where her mission is to assist all surviving families as they navigate the loss of their Green Beret and begin their way forward.

Krista co-founded The Unquiet Professional, is a speaker and writer, serves on the executive board for the Gold Star Sailing Foundation, is the Military Spouse Ambassador for Army Emergency Relief and is a proud member of the United States Army’s Survivor Advisory Working Group.

Krista’s mission is to provide military families the tools to thrive in their ever changing and challenging environments. She believes this will strengthen family readiness which, in turn, creates a stronger force. 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 as well as the 2019 Green Beret Foundation Keeper of the Brave. She believes tragedy does not need to end our story but provides the opportunity to create a new chapter with greater purpose.