Mr. Paul Decker is the Group lead for Partnerships & Collaboration for the US Army TARDEC’s External Business Office. Mr. Decker is responsible for identifying and pursuing external partnerships, collaborations, and opportunities for TARDEC – with: industry (including for dual-use applications), other government agencies, and academia.
Mr. Decker was previously a Deputy PM at DARPA – for the Ground eXperimental Vehicle Technologies (GXVT) & Adaptive Vehicle Make (AVM) programs. Before that Mr. Decker was TARDEC’s Deputy Chief Scientist – where he helped direct TARDEC’s Basic Research, Innovation Programs, and involvement in Army/Defense Science Board studies. In an earlier assignment he was TARDEC’s Associate Director for Analytical Simulation (Computer Aided Engineering).
Mr. Decker holds a M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a B.S.E. in Materials Science & Engineering also from the University of Michigan.