Hardworking and passionate, Sandra K. Simpson began her distinguished career in government service by earning a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont in Burlington in 1971. She proceeded to join the U.S. Army in 1973, and, after being trained in medical logistics, she realized she had found her niche. Ms. Simpson quickly grew to become responsible for all medical logistics throughout the Middle East, Europe, and Africa, where one of her most memorable accomplishments was successfully leading a team tasked with delivering medical necessities and supplies into Liberia during the Ebola outbreak.
In a culmination of all of her years of excellence in her field, Ms. Simpson served in the Defense Logistics Agency for the U.S. government in Wiesbaden, Germany, from 2007 to 2015, when she officially retired. A subsidiary of the Department of Defense, the agency was established to provide global logistics and support services catering to all military services including the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, and civilian agencies and foreign countries during wartime and peacetime. Ms. Simpson’s additional distinguished positions for the U.S. government in Wiesbaden include theater level logistics manager, deputy director of internal logistics, maintenance management coordinator, and property accounting officer. Although she is retired, she still lends her expertise as a consultant to the U.S. government in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Besides the aforementioned positions, Ms. Simpson also garnered experience as a property accounting officer for the U.S. government at Fort Hood in Texas, assistant logistics officer in Kitzingen, Germany, and trainer for the government at Fort McClellan in Alabama. Further, she retained her role with the U.S. Army until 1993.
To keep up with changes in her industry, Ms. Simpson is a member of the Women in Military Service to America Foundation, the Wiesbaden Retiree Council, the U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) Retiree Council, and the Oxford Club, a private international network of knowledgeable investors and entrepreneurs. She also continued her education at Troy State University, receiving a master’s degree in public relations and a master’s degree in international relations in 1988 and 1991, respectively.
Ms. Simpson has been recognized for her notable achievements in her field with the Worldwide Branding Humanitarian Award. She is a Lifetime Achiever for her career in military and government service, and is listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.
When Ms. Simpson has free time, she finds great pleasure in photography, and hopes to one day open a photography business. She also loves to run marathons.