SSG Ashley Anderson, Active Duty

Current Location:

  Fort Riley, Kansas

Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

  31E (Internment/Resettlement Specialist)

WTU of Recovery:

  Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky


  Winnebago, Minnesota


  Minnesota State University Rassmussen College


  Swimming, Field, Cycling

Injury or Illness:

  Not Specified

Staff Sgt. Ashley Anderson was born in Fairmont, Minnesota and grew up in the small town of Winnebago, Minnesota. She attended high school in the nearby town of Blue Earth, MN where she excelled in multiple sports growing up to include basketball, track and field, volleyball and softball. She spent her time out of school teaching swim lessons and lifeguarding at the local swimming pool. After high school, Staff Sgt. Anderson went on to college at Minnesota State University where she completed two years of General studies and then getting accepted into the Medical Assisting Program at Rasmussen College.

Staff Sgt. Anderson decided to serve her country and challenge herself by joining the Army Reserves in 2008 as a 31E (Internment/Resettlement Specialist). She deployed on her first tour in 2012 to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba with her original unit, the 348th Military Police (MP) Company out of Ames, Iowa. She deployed a second time to Guantanamo Bay with her second unit, the 339th MP Company out of Davenport, Iowa. Anderson is currently assigned to B Company, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas.

Staff Sgt. Anderson’s love for sports, competitiveness and physical fitness has kept her involved in being active and on local sports teams. She plans on participating in sports and coaching for years to come.

“The opportunity to participate with other wounded soldiers is such an inspiration and something I will always remember.”

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Year Event Results


DoD Warrior Games Gold Sitting Volleyball
Silver Women’s 50m Freestyle 6.0 (Swimming)
Silver Women’s Shot Put Standing 6.0 (Field)
Bronze Women’s 50m Breaststroke 6.0 (Swimming)
Bronze Women’s 50m Backstroke 6.0 (Swimming)
Bronze Women’s 100m Freestyle 6.0 (Swimming)