Timothy J. Maude
|Birth name||Timothy Joseph Maude|
|Born||November 18, 1947|
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||September 11, 2001 (aged 53)|
The Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Army|
|Years of service||1966–2001 †|
|Commands held||U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel|
September 11 attacks †
|Awards|| Distinguished Service Medal|
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
|Spouse(s)||Teri Maude (wife)|
|Relations||Karen Maude (daughter)|
Kathleen Koehler (daughter)
Maude, a lieutenant general, was the highest ranking U.S. military officer killed in the September 11 attacks and the most senior United States Army officer killed by foreign action since the death of Lieutenant General Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. on June 18, 1945, in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. Maude had been serving as the U.S. Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and was at a meeting when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the west side of the Pentagon. His offices had just days before been moved to the most recently renovated section of the Pentagon.
Maude was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He joined the United States Army as an enlisted soldier on March 21, 1966 when he was eighteen years old. He initially intended to become a priest and graduated from the Latin School of Indianapolis, a Roman Catholic seminary high school, but received his commission as a Second Lieutenant upon completing Officer Candidate School in February 1967. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in management from Golden Gate University and a Master of Public Administration from Ball State University.
Maude began the "Army of One" recruiting campaign, primarily utilizing television and internet advertising. He testified before the U.S. Congress concerning the necessity of meeting recruiting goals to fulfill the United States Army's missions. In September of 2001, he announced that the Army of One campaign was drawing more recruits. On September 4, 2001, it was reported that the United States Army had met its goals early for active duty Soldiers and that the United States Army Reserve and United States Army National Guard would meet theirs by the end of the month.
Maude was a "point man" for the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy and matters concerning LGBT issues. When Private First Class Barry Winchell was murdered by Calvin Glover because it was rumored that Winchell was gay, Maude was one of the Army leaders who met with Winchell's mother, Patricia Kutteles.
C. Dixon Osburn, Executive Director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, said in a press release: "Lt. Gen. Maude has played a pivotal role in developing and implementing key programs related to LGBT military personnel. In addition to working on the services' most comprehensive 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' training programs, Maude has been an effective leader in working to protect our men and women in uniform from anti-gay harassment."
On September 11, 2001, Maude was working as the United States Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and was in a meeting when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the west side of the Pentagon. His offices had just days before been moved to the most recently renovated section of the Pentagon. He was the highest ranking military officer killed in the attacks, and the senior-most U.S. Army officer killed by foreign action since the death of Lieutenant General Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. on June 18, 1945, in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II.
Maude is survived by his wife, Teri, and two daughters, Karen Maude and Kathleen Koehler.
|Joint Meritorious Unit Award||Valorous Unit Award||Meritorious Unit Commendation|
|Superior Unit Award||Republic of Vietnam Gallantry
Cross Unit Citation
|Civil Actions Unit Citation|
Maude was interred at Arlington National Cemetery on October 6, 2001. Almost seven months later, on April 30, 2002, the Lieutenant General Timothy J. Maude Center for Human Resources was dedicated in his honor at the Campbell Barracks in Heidelberg, Germany where he served from 1995 to 1998 as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and Installation Management. It was his last assignment before being stationed in Washington, D.C..
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