Military and Veteran CultureGraduate Certificate


Judith Dekle, LCSW
Judith Dekle

Judith Dekle, LCSW, is a graduate of both the University of Alabama and the University of Tennessee with bachelor's and master's degrees in social work. She recently retired from the Department of Defense (DoD) where she supported military families, first as an Air Force Officer, and subsequently as a civilian employee for over 23 years.

Most recently she served as Assistant Director within the DoD Office of Family Readiness Policy with responsibility for policy and programs that support military families. She facilitated collaboration between the Services (Army, Navy, Air Force) in an increasingly resource constrained and joint environment, with high operational tempo, promoting continuous improvement of existing programs and development of new programs based on available evidence of effectiveness. She led the implementation of joint needs assessment and performance reporting, development and deployment of uniform training for family support personnel, training of federal, state, and local community providers on community capacity building, application of uniform standards for family program delivery, and identification and development of metrics for measurement of program effectiveness. Previously, Ms. Dekle served as Chief of Inpatient Social Work at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, taught leadership and management at the Army Management Staff College, and led the Family Advocacy Program at various locations in the United States and Europe for both the Army and Navy.

Prior to her time with the Department of Defense, Ms. Dekle worked in inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment settings, as well as domestic violence community education, prevention, and treatment settings. She currently resides in Fort Collins, CO, with her husband of 36 years, where she is engaged in a number of volunteer activities.

Captain Anthony Fox-Sanders
Captain Anthony Fox-Sanders, LCSW

Raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Captain Fox-Sanders joined the Army as an Airborne Infantryman when he was 17 and has served in Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Carson, Colorado; Fort Jackson, South Carolina; and Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He is currently assigned as a Behavioral Health Officer in the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Captain Fox-Sanders earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Troy University and a Master of Social Work from the Army-Fayetteville State University social work program. He completed an internship for licensure at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina.

In his free time, Captain Fox-Sanders enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, biking, hiking, and the Colorado sunshine. Professionally, Captain Fox-Sanders' interests include training future social workers, working with local law enforcement agencies, and working with clients who suffer from combat related trauma.

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