Brian Decker (Club Staff - Director of Team Development)
Brian Decker, Indianapolis Colts Director of Team Development, has continuously embodied the values of the NFL's Salute to Service campaign during his tenure with the team by honoring, empowering, and connecting with service members, veterans, and their families. Decker, a former Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army's Special Forces, prioritizes mentorship with military recruits and veterans. He assists the Indiana National Guard by supporting recruiting efforts through speaking engagements. This past August, Decker spoke to the Indianapolis Army Recruiting Battalion Future Soldier Recognition Program. He inspires recruits by highlighting the opportunity to serve while inspiring and motivating them to make the transition into the military. Decker has also become a mentor for service members who undergo the process of transitioning out of the military into other areas such as sports and the private sector. He makes multiple calls a week with veterans to share his story and to offer guidance. Decker relates with veterans regarding challenges they face following military service while encouraging mental well-being. In addition to his involvement in recruiting and mentorship, Decker speaks with America's Gold Star Families at Colts home games, serving as a source of encouragement and healing for families who lost loved ones in military service.