Beginning in January of 2007, the Maude Foundation began hosting the Maude Leadership Lecture Series at the Soldier Support Institute at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. The mission of the Lecture Series is to provide students with increased opportunities to enhance their leadership skills and classroom training by engaging with current and former leaders of the Army. The Lecture Series will be offered several times during the academic year as best fits the curricula and schedule of the Soldier Support Institute.
Lieutenant General Timothy J. Maude
Lieutenant General Timothy J. Maude, a soldier and leader who was serving as the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, was killed in the attack on the Pentagon the morning of September 11, 2001.
Lieutenant General Maude was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 18, 1947. He entered the United States Army as an enlisted soldier on March 21, 1966. Upon completion of Officer Candidate School in February 1967, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Adjutant General’s Corps. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Golden Gate University. He was also awarded a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration by Ball State University. His military education included completion of the Adjutant General Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the United States War College.
Lieutenant General Maude understood the human spirit. He understood that the well being of the Army-soldiers, civilians, retirees, veterans and their families-is inextricably linked to our readiness as a force. The success of the “Army of One” campaign demonstrates his broad understanding of human nature and his creative instincts in delivering on that understanding. He understood that young men and women today are looking for something greater than self and are able to accept the notion of duty to country as the noblest of endeavors. Lieutenant General Maude was a soldier for more than 35 years, during which time he served in a variety of important command and staff positions, culminating in his assignment as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, United States Army.
Other key assignments included service as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, and Director, Military Personnel Management, United States Army; Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army; Director, Enlisted Personnel Management, United States Total Army Personnel Command; J-1, United States European Command; Commander, United States Army Enlisted Records and Evaluation Center; Commander, 1st Battalion Troop Brigade, United States Army Soldier Support Center, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana; Adjutant General and Deputy Chief of Staff G-1, 2nd Infantry Division; and Chief of Staff, 8th Personnel Command.
Lieutenant General Maude’s influence will continue to strengthen the Army’s readiness and our Nation’s defense of freedom and liberty for years to come. His love of soldiers and his devotion to the Army was deep and genuine. Simply put, Lieutenant General Maude loved soldiers; he loved the Army; he loved this wonderful country. His every action cheerfully reflected this commitment to duty.
Lieutenant General Maude was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Serve Medal, Legion of Merit (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (with four Oak Lead Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal, and the Army General Staff Identification Badge.
As a mark of respect to the memory of Lieutenant General Maude, the National flag was flown at half staff at Arlington National Cemetery on October 6, 2001, from reveille until completion of interment IAW AR 600-25.
Lieutenant General Maude is survived by his wife, Teri Maude, and their daughters, Kathleen A. Koehler and Karen E. Maude.