Anthony Anderson served 6 years in the infantry including two tours of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004-2005 and again from 2007-2008. While there, Anderson participated in and lead several actions ranging from combat patrols to humanitarian missions. After leaving the military, Anderson completed his education and began working with Veterans as a peer mentor assisting Veterans with the host of issues that impact reintegrating into post-service life. During this time, Anderson also performed both community outreach in the Veteran community, as well as educating the non-Veteran community about the issues impacting Veterans and their families.
Anthony and his wife, Holly, live with their daughter, Madeline, in Wisconsin. Anderson continues to be a mentor for Veterans seeking healthy, peer-to-peer assistance dealing with PTSD, substance abuse, depression, and suicidal ideation, along with understanding the concept of moral injury. Anderson continues to lead and participate in educational talks and summits aimed at bringing synergy between Veterans, non-Veterans, and both local and national policy makers.